2. I learned a lot about many different tools and how to correctly use them by the end of the semester. One thing I feel I learned a lot on was how to use clay correctly as a medium, and that tools can be practically anything, for example a sponge has many different usages. It can be used on the wheel to help shape a piece or on a slab to fix mistakes. I also learned a lot about tools I did not use to often, such as the pottery wheel. From watching others use it and seeing how they would use certain tools or techniques I was able to make an object using it, and while it may not have been the best piece it gave me experience. I would have never been able to have even used a pottery wheel without the information given to us, for example how to center the piece by positioning your hands in a certain way. I understand a lot more about the purpose of tools and how to correctly use them now after having a lot of hands on experience using them. I feel as if i actually have a little bit of knowledge on how to work with clay, much better than how I started off.