Pinch+Bitch: The Therapeutic Times of Learning Ceramics

PINCH+BITCH: a term made up by my friend wandy cheng to describe the handling/pinching of clay during hand-building while working/catching-up/complaining about things with your friends!

 The first batch of ceramics I made !

The first batch of ceramics I made !

I had my last class at Clayarts Studio in the Junction (in Toronto) yesterday and I’ll miss it! Sometimes when you have have classes at 630-930 it get comfy and don’t want to go out but I always found that time flew whenever i was in the studio! Taking the class was very impulsive but I shelled out money I barely had at the time (still paying things off ha ha) and started classes two days later.

 First time on a throwing wheel

First time on a throwing wheel

I’ve always wanted to do ceramics because two of my closest friends have taken up the practice. Wandy was the first before it was Sabrina and then me! I wish I took ceramics while I was in school to make use of the resources and studio but it was going to be a lot to balance thesis and a time-sensitive studio course. I could have shelled out $60 for the club and not get marked, but oh well!


 WIP! I hope these will glaze nicely.

WIP! I hope these will glaze nicely.

 Bisque-fired ceramics

Bisque-fired ceramics

I’ve found that I’m more of a hand-builder rather than a thrower. Which isn’t surprising, but I wanted to be a natural at throwing and surprise myself. Honestly, I think it would have been fine if I practiced at it more!

 Underglazing!

Underglazing!

It was a good timing, I think, to make things for the upcoming holidays! i have made ceramics for myself, friends+fam but also holiday markets! Catch me at XSPACE on December 15 until 6PM!

 Greasy hair but i’m all glazed up!

Greasy hair but i’m all glazed up!

I want to thank Parker Dirks for the 8 weeks of mentorship where there was a lot of creative freedom and chill times! As well as Clayarts Studio for opening something so close to where I live lol.