Toby had to work on Saturday. Rather than wait around on him, I went to WF with Jesse to throw pots for the Empy Bowls of Wichita Falls. It was great fun. When we arrived a little before noon, all the wheels were taken up.
Lots of people turned out to make bowls. The wheels were set up in a large U shape. This photo only shows half of the wheels. So there were probably over ten wheels. Someone gave up their wheel for Jesse when we arrived. Not too long after that, people started leaving for lunch, and I was able to grab a wheel. For the next four hours or so, we cranked out some bowls. I had a great time. Jesse was probably worried that I talked too much and distracted others (Oh my gosh! What did my mom say now?!) Maybe I did, but part of the fun is the visiting. It is not like we were creating masterpieces. People came and went to help make the bowls. Some were there to help gather bowls or pass out more clay and just aid the potters any way the could. Others threw pots. There were fewer of us in the afternoon. Some were just beginners, and it was a learning process. It was a good way to get lots of practice. I don't know how many bowls we actually made, but I would bet it was close to 200.
They will have another bowl-a-thon in September. Apparently the goal is to make 500 pots.