Thanks for popping in. TGIF! What are you up to this weekend? Anything exciting? Got anything crafty planned? I have….
Pottery tomorrow morning! Woohoo!!!
It’s a throwdown session, in addition to the Wednesday class. Who says I’m addicted?! Can’t wait. Although I have to say that there is so much more to the art of pottery than working on a wheel. I want to learn the skill for sure, but I get a real buzz out of building with clay, if you get my drift.
First day of Pottery term was on Wednesday, and the theme was Interesting Vessels. Mmmmm. I built a very long necked bottle for starters. It looks a little strange, but it’s not finished yet!
It started life as two cylinders, I added a base to the larger one,
then they were attached with coils, by bringing in the larger cylinder to meet the neck. All very technical. It’s much taller than I envisaged in my sketch, but it will probably shrink by 20% in the kiln.
Hey hey! And what about my funky ears, or handles or whatever they are? This is the best bit! Wait till I make the other interesting vessel to match! I lay awake this morning planning it! If I can get it right, it will be P for Perfect! I know, I know. This long bottle very primitive just now, but it’s supposed to be!
In my mind’s eye, I am creating something which was unearthed at an archeological dig. Well, it will look like that when it’s finished, fired and glazed and all that good stuff. Come on – help me! What do YOU think?Where was this amazing discovery made? Africa? Brazil? Peru? Australia? And what was this vessel used for? What are the ears for? What is their function?
Answers below please…. P.S. Your guess is as good as mine! I have no idea! I made it up!
Life is good.
Time to go find my husband and chillax.
Love & Hugs,