I am not great at updating this and I apologize. Week 5 and 6 were more or less the same thing, so I just combined them.
Long story short, art is hard. For my spinning lantern, I thought the hardest part would be making the cylinders. Turns out that is the easiest part. The hardest part is making the mechanism that will turn the cylinder. It. Keeps. Breaking. I thought that if I switched to a wooden dowel it would help, and it did. But then all the other parts broke. My solution is to find a non-ceramic spinning mechanism. I could make another ceramic model, but time and my patience will not allow it.
On the bright side of things, my first project has been glazed and fired. The fruit turned out okay, though I’ll have to remake the bowl. The on it underglaze kinda… melted.