NewtoClay54, Yes, persistence is the key! I really sucked at handbuilding when I first started. Throwing seemed to be easier right off (big hands and strong arms I think). I read everything I could get my hands on, checked out vids from the library, watched as many people throw as I could...and just kept making seriously ugly pots. I was 52 when I started and I think I might have been more inhibited than the younger students in the class. I thought about quitting a lot the first 3 years.....but new mentors will come into your life, and quite honestly, clay is addictive! Should be on a banned list! So we all just keep plugging away! You are so smart to find a place to practice! That was a great move!
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