I took Ceramics I in the fall semester of 2010 and LOVED it. Sure, it was frustrating and hard to get everything centered perfectly, and I struggled with height, but I had only done ceramics once before that, in high school, nine years earlier. I got through the centering barrier and made some awesome stuff. I spent an hour throwing a 4-lb ball of clay, but I walked away with an awesome bowl (that I use at every opportunity!). I also managed to make everyone a Christmas present. I had discovered something amazing.
I followed it up with Ceramics II this last spring. Right away, I was throwing 10” cylinders. Then…I hit a wall. I wanted to quit. I could no longer center 2 lb pieces, so how was I going to make the pie plate out of a 7 lb piece of clay?? I worked through it, slowly. Most of my stuff was small again, but I walked away with some amazing knowledge, and even better pieces than the ones from last fall. (Including a canister set, a canopic jar, and a bowl made from a ball of clay that weighed 1/2 lb more than I did when I was born!)
Definitely recommend doing this.
There are struggles—don’t let anyone tell you it’s easy!
Have some patience with yourself.
...you will learn something about yourself as well as making some amazing pieces, sculptural or functional. =)