New here, and playing with clay.
Greetings! I've been wandering around the garden web forum since I'm playing with the yard a lot this time of year, but I also like to play with clay. I've been taking classes at a local art school open to the public, so they let non-artists play. I love clay sculpture and just finished a class in wheel throwing. Clay is a wonderful thing! My problem, however, is that I have learned to shape the clay, and which buckets to dip it in for which colors. The staff provides the clay, the kilning, and the glaze mixes. I feel like I'm only getting a taste of clay work. Is this standard? Do I just have to get books and teach myself if I want to learn more? I hate to go too far if I have to invest in a kiln in order to teach myself. Any advice for a clay shaper wanting more?