Thanks for popping in. Hope you’ve been watching Paul’s TV shows. I was glued to the telly, watching how he made that foldy outy card on the 6pm show. If you didn’t see it, you should watch on catch up; it was excellent. More tomorrow at 9am. 1pm and 5pm – stock permitting!
But it’s official. I am definitely going potty. It started about two weeks ago, and it comes in waves. Usually on a Wednesday afternoon….
Check her out !!! This is what she’s getting up to! Today was my first day on the wheel. And I have to tell you – I LOVED IT!!! I didn’t want to leave!
I did throw this little pot. In case you’re wondering why my hands are so clean! I had to wash them to get ye old Ipad out of my handbag so that a fellow potter could take photographic evidence!! Then, when I checked the pics , I thought, “ it just looks like I’m posing!!” Which I am! Hahahaha. I just wanted to show you what I’m up to…
Not as easy as they make it look either. But I did ok for a first time. Good and patient teachers helped.
So the teachers gave me a hand on two of my efforts… guess which one I did all by myself!! Hahahaha. I guess everybody’s getting olive bowls for Christmas unless I learn to come up with the sides a bit!!! I did have a laugh though.
My ambition is to throw pots like the ones in the background. My pottery wheel neighbour made all these in the time it took me to make the Master olive bowl!! Or little dog bowl. Or large cat bowl. I can’t decide yet. CTK. (Chuffed to knickers). There was a time it would have been an ashtray!
All clean and ready to go again. I may have to invest in one of these bad boys….
On the way home after class, I thought about you. I thought about all my dear friends who travel hundreds of miles and spend hundreds of pounds to come on my workshops and retreats. And today I appreciated it more than ever before. I really, really did. All that time and effort and energy and money that you invest in learning my craft. So I thought it only right that I show you that I am doing the same – just in another room. It feels good to be the learner, to be guided. And it is also a tonic to be the beginner, to be the newbie, the potty virgin.
Let me show you the mugs I made in week 1. They weren’t made on a wheel though; they were rolled out, like pastry. And before you say, what happened to the base line? Why is it all rough? That is part of the design! I thought it would look different (it sure does!!!)
Then last week we learned how to make handles and attach them. Not as easy as you think. I had already accepted that mine were going to carry a warning: Do not fill with liquid and Do not use handle. But actually, now they’ve been in the kiln once, I reckon they may be OK!!! Rustic. Very rustic.
#proudaspunch #excitedtobelearning #gladtobealive
Honestly, I cannot wait to get back there. And I don’t care what we do! Pinch pots are fun too! Check out this little fella! Looks a bit rough now, but just wait! It’s not finished yet!!
I must get to bed now. Way too excited to sleep though.
The winner of the birdie caption from the weekend is …. Theresa Goodwin. Thanks to all who joined in. It’s as I always say: gottabeinittowinit….
Love & Hugs,