papier mache pottery

Hand built pottery


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In the spring of 2012 we offered a class in paper mache pottery.  The students had a great time exploring a non-traditional method of building using unique materials.

Paper mache pottery -week 4


Week four of the pottery project and a lot of pasting is going on.

Adding details to the dry pottery before pasting is the first step this week.

Adding paste and newspaper strips to add strength to the pottery is the next on-going step.

Working together to create an even, symmetrical coat of paste and newspaper is the goal of this evening’s studio session.

The evening’s session is finished and the pottery is drying.

Stop back to see the continued progress in week 5.

Paper mache pottery -week 2


The class began week 2 by making lots of paper coils to build up their pottery project.

It’s important to connect the coils together with tape to have a long continuous coil to build up your pottery.

The next stage is to build up the pottery symmetrically.

It’s takes time to build and mold the shape you want your pottery to transform into.

Focus and concentration is required.

Having some fun is also an important ingredient.

Deciding upon a pleasing shape and design is something every participant is searching for in their creative endeavor.

Working together in community helps one another learn the language of creativity.

By the end of this second session the paper coils were becoming pottery.

If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all. -Michelangelo

I hope you will stop by this blog to see the progress from week 2 to week 3 in this creative journey!