Molly Longman

Pottery gone to pot

Pottery gone to pot

First published date January 30 2015 Amended date February 18 2016

Becoming skilled in the art of pottery can be tricky business – just ask Patrick Swayze. It’s intricate work that takes knack, concentration, and creativity. But even those who consider themselves professional potters know that everyone will have a few pieces that aren’t quite gallery-worthy. Luckily, there are plenty of pottery classes you can take to help improve your skill. However, for the days when you make a vase that turns into a ceramic cat, here are some pottery fails to make you feel a little better about your work:

 

This ‘pot’ has... character, that’s for sure. However, it’s definitely not kitchen material.

Pot
Image via wordpress.com

 

Cuppa tea? Sorry, not getting one from the artist of this pot. They’re not allowed to boil water. They’re in primary school. 

Old pot
Image via vam.ac.uk

 

Though they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, this sculpture and her eyes are not so aesthetically pleasing. 

pot
Image via wordpress.com

 

Good luck dunking your biscuits in these mugs. Art? Yes. Functional? Maybe? Oreo friendly? Sadly, no. 

oreo
Image via firewhenreadypottery.com

 

Speaking of functional, let’s hope this particular potter doesn’t plan on putting any liquids in this creation.

Broken pot
Image via blogspot.com

 

All of these potters could benefit from one of our courses – and so can you. Sign up, and improve your pottery proficiency and hopefully you won’t be making any blunders like the ones above. 

Molly Longman

Molly is a student at London College of Fashion, and is our current editorial intern. Her passions lie in writing, running, and eating peanut butter straight from the jar. She loves to learn (almost as much as she loves her dog), so she’s devoted to providing you with the best information on courses to help you become a better you.