I mentioned in my last post that I hadn't planned on offering wheel throwing to my 8th grade class but some students asked and I figured why not? Probably half of the students ended up trying it out and all but a couple of them actually made something functional! I was impressed. They seemed to take to throwing a lot better than I did in the beginning.
First attempt on the left, second on the right. I know the gray bowl was the result of a glaze defect, but I think it's beautiful.