I finally collected the pieces I made during my pottery class. I was quite anxious that I'd have something worth keeping as the tutor had emailed us all saying "It seems the firing was a bit of a hit and miss. Some things were underfired-it may have only been 10c under but it makes a difference or it could have been in a cooler part of the kiln." I finished and glazed 11 pieces and had images of all of them being duds. I was pleasantly surprised.
It's such a satisfying process. From the initial throwing of the clay and seeing the new piece. Then leaving it to air dry that changes the look again. You fire it the first time and the weight and sizing changes so you see it anew. Finally you glaze it and it seems to cover so many inperfections. I'm definitely signing up again next year.