I started Sculpture 1 my junior year of high school. I will never forget the day. I walked in the room and the teacher said "Who are you? I don't know you..."
~I replied back with my name and said this is my first pottery class.
~He then said "You've never taken a pottery class before?"
~"Well I will let you know right now, you will probably not get an A in this class unless you have already taken pottery, this is essentially pottery five..."
~"I'm a fast learner..."
It's funny looking back on it especially since after the first project he thought I was a genius. kids he had for years were having a hard time with the project and I just went at it full force. The project was to create something using extruded pieces. I had no idea what extruded even meant! But I watched people and finally figured out that you just pick a plate insert it into the extruder, then put some clay in there and pull the lever and out comes your "extruded pieces". I decided to just try hollow squares at first and this is what I came up with.
It got into a show along with another one of my pieces I made later in the year (which I will post when I find a picture)