Then it hit me...let me add to the piece. And thus spawned what I am calling "Thrown Pottery With a Twist" You can find my work on my IG account under such hashtags as #MissJayBarArtDoesCeramics and #ThrownPotteryWithATwist. I am addicted to it. I am so much in a creative happy place that when I found a wheel for sale on Craigslist, I hounded the seller and convinced my husband to let me buy it. It was a fabulous day when I became owner of this bad boy.
It started with some octopus tentacles and has blossomed from there. When I throw, I don't have anything in mind. I don't plan my forms ahead of time...I do what ever my mood directs me to do at the moment. Once the piece is thrown, that's when the fun work begins. That's when I have to figure out what works for the shape I threw...what kind of addition does the piece lend itself to, what does the form beg to become. I really enjoy being on this time crunch to figure these things out too. They clay is only open to accepting additive pieces for so long.