by Haley Harmon
I was awful at ceramics in high school. I was the girl who would put something in the kiln and it would blow up because of air pockets and destroy everyone else’s projects. It always felt like a race against time to make something before your clay started drying out and cracking. I somehow managed to make a relaxing hobby insanely stressful.
So now that I’m all grown up I decided to reclaim my ceramics experience. Not reclaim it really, I think that maybe it’s just been long enough that I temporarily forgot how stressful that class was and ceramics finally sounded like a fun thing to do with friends. Last night was the first full class where I got to make something and I made so many spoons! We have people over at our house quite a lot and there’s always coffee and tea being served and I thought it would be nice to have some special spoons to stir in cream and sugar. I also made some spoons with extra long handles so that I could stir honey into my to-go mugs of tea in the morning and reach all the way to the bottom of the mug. The best part is that I had so much fun making them!
I hope you don’t mind me sharing this little ceramics victory even though it’s not a painting.
Here they are.