I spent some time on the wheel today.
Here's a lump of clay I used
that ended up as this simple bowl.
We always have leftover scraps of clay that are too soft to throw.
So that's what I use for my hand built pieces, so it doesn't go to waste.
After a piece is made, there are still several more steps before it is complete. It has to dry for several days before it gets bisque fired. After this, the piece will be ready to be glazed and then can receive the final firing in the raku kiln.
Pottery making is definitely not for the impatient.