27. Throw a pot (100WCGU version)

I spent the day going round in circles…

The circle of clay on the circular board on the circular wheel. Controlled by my foot, the wheel began to spin round. My wet hands caressed the clay, wrapped tightly around it to guide the shape to a perfectly centred circle. Round and round.

Thumbs into the centre as the wheel continued to spin. Drawing the shape up and out. Creating a beautiful form. Hands cupped and feeling the sensation of the wheel’s constant rotation and the clay in my hands.

What better way to spend a day… going round in circles.

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Written in 100 words to contribute to the 100WordChallengeforGrownUps  Screen Shot 2016-08-11 at 20.58.32


3 thoughts on “27. Throw a pot (100WCGU version)

  1. Wow! Love this. It is so relaxing to read and I can imagine the feeling of creating something that may last for years.
    Thank you so much for supporting 100wcgu. Hope to see you next week!

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  2. The feel of the clay is certainly magnificent, but I have no idea how you have the patience to get your pottery just right. It’s been a while since I worked with a clay wheel, but anything I made always ended up lopsided. (I was in college if that’s any excuse?) And Lord forbid if your hair falls in your face! Argh! Clay everywhere! 🙂 Nevertheless, working on a clay wheel was always fun and relaxing. The words you use to describe the experience are definitely fitting. 🙂

    Found your blog through the August Break challenge. Hope you are having a wonderful August so far! 🙂

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog and for letting me know how you found your way here 🙂
      I think I was just so absorbed in the whole experience and relaxed by it too, the patience bit wasn’t an issue.
      Wishing you a great August too.

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