Exactly how your rock turns out will depend on your clay and on your ability to not make everything look like a potato. Alas. Everything I makes looks like a potato. It takes weeks to make a potato rock. Week one: Make the potato rock. Week two: scrap the potato rock. Week Three: fire the potato rock. Week four: glaze and once again fire the potato rock. Week five: take your potato rock home to your slightly baffled family.
We made other things. I made these mugs, for example. Let's just say, for argument sake, that they they are different sizes on purpose. Alas, the cups are still being fired. I also made a bowl, which I forgot to take a picture of you. Trust me, you are not missing a thing.
You do not go from potato rocks to The Wheel in five weeks. Ask anyone: the wheel is hard. These things are all hand built, which is a generous use of the world built.
Wanna make a rock? All the cool kids in the San Gabriel Valley are doing it here. It's super cheap too. Seriously, the best part of class is seeing the amazing work that OTHER people make.
Not ready to make a rock? Then read this piece I have up at POPMATTERS. It's about how The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is profoundly broken.
Unfamiliar with the wonderful Netflix comedy The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt? Where have you been? Hiding under a ceramic rock?