I am not bragging here. I grew up with an artist for a mom. When you live around artists, doing different types of art tends to come fairly easily. I never had a problem picking up crochet, pastels, quilling, or pretty much any other art or craft I tried. I did not have that ease when it came to ceramics. I could sculpt fine, but throwing on the wheel was more torture and stress for me than it was fun. I took it back Fall Semester of 2012 and was unable to take it again until this semester. The weird thing is that having all of that time off seems to have done me some good. I am much more comfortable with throwing things than I ever was previously. In fact, what has me so excited right now is that I just threw a bowl using almost 10 pounds of clay. For those who don't know ceramics...that is tough and a heck of a lot of clay. Ok, so my professor (who has a piece in the Smithsonian) has thrown pieces using 25 pounds and even 50 pounds...maybe even more, I don't know. Still, for someone who hasn't thrown in 2 years and was not great at it back then, this is fantastic. My professor seemed very pleased. He also commented the other day about how suddenly I am having an easy time with throwing. He remembered that I was more comfortable with hand building, and asked what happened to get me so comfortable with throwing. I told him I must have just needed to sleep on it for 2 years for it to sink in. I cannot wait to share pieces as I finish them, assuming I like them.