As promised, here are a few of the pots from the wood firing two weeks ago. This summer I desperately tried to learn some semblance of concinstency on the wheel, but it came to no avail. Granted, some potters will spend years crafting their form on the wheel, so I wasn't expecting miracles, but my relationship with the clay was far from what I was looking for. I think what it was is that the process of pot building on the wheel is a little too fast for me. It's not the spinning that's too fast, but the actual beginning to end stages that seem, well, without kinship.
I shared this concern with my ceramics instructor and she recommended that I look into a treadle wheel. While looking for it on the internet I discovered that the treadle wheel was actually designed by Bernard Leach, and his grandson Simon has some fantastic Youtube videos on pots, pots building, and the Leach wheel.
In the near future I will begin to pester my brother to help me build one of these things. He's pretty handy with a torch and hot metal. In the mean time I'm going to stick with hand building.