Friday, November 10, 2006

My first ash tray

Well, after four months at pottery, last night I finally made my first ash tray!

Um... it's not supposed to work that way, is it? Ash trays are supposed to come before fine dining pieces.

Well, truth be known, my first piece which turned out rather well is far from high-end stoneware!

I tried posting photos, but "blasted Blogger" was being uncooperative. I'll get some pics up as soon as I am able.


Janice said...

Hi Dave,

I took three years of ceramics in high school and two years of sculpture in college; and I can honestly tell you, you have to start some where. After all you have to crawl before you can run(ceramic wise).


smiley said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your Ashtray :)

Anvilcloud said...

I wonder what it might fetch on eBay. :)

Badoozie said...

an ashtray? are you sure?

Anonymous said...

But who smokes???!

sare said...

If you don't smoke what will you use it for?? A key dish perhaps??

Can't wait to see the masterpiece! :)

Miss 1999 said...

Yay! An ashtray! I wish I was crafty like that, because ALL of my friends are smokers, and that would be a great gift! :0)

~QZ~ said...

save the ash tray and give it for a wedding present to the next lucky person that invites you to their wedding

pissed off patricia said...

LOL at ~qz~ comment.

Save it and some day if you become famous, they can put it in an art museum. ;)

Yes, this was the master's first piece. A quaint little ashtray. (The people will ooo and ahhh.

Anonymous said...

can't wait to see your work! I was having problems posting pics on my blog until I switched to's much better.

oshee said...

I also cannot wait to see it. But even without the picture, I applaud your creation. Just as you were talking about with the grade on your isn't about the perfection is about the journey and learning to do it the best you can.

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