Archive for August 15th, 2011

There is a new kid on the block

Monday, August 15th, 2011

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Shonpa Yeshi is spending the summer with us. He is Tibetan and lives in Dharamsala, India. He is in Utah for four years attending Wasatch Academy. Shonpa will be taking a pottery class in school during the coming academic semester so he is warming up on my treadle wheel. After a couple of hours I asked him if he was learning a lot and he said emphatically yes. If he does as wwell with pottery as he has with his other classes I will have a run for my money with him.
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I spent the day throwing pie dishes and trimming Saturday’s large bowls and platters. These ones are made with 30 lbs of clay each.

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The rim is textured with this little bisque roulette after the bottom is trimmed.