Thanks for popping in. Stepped away from the Clarity coalface for the morning and went down the Claypit to a pottery throwdown for a whole 4 hours. Absolutely loved it. Wasn’t particularly productive in terms of output; didn’t throw a load of pots. But I did get totally immersed in the feel of the clay, the way it reacts to pressure and water. I actually cut through a few pots with a cheesewire when I had made them, to see how thick the walls were, and how even the thickness was. You get to a stage in the learning process when you just have to decide: do you want to improve? Or do you just want to have fun? I made the decision that I want to get better, so cutting and checking is the only way forward. Walked away with little to show for my efforts, but with a whole lot more control over throwing a pot! Can’t wait to get back and go again!
Remember long tall Sally and her squat friend? No no no! Not the ladies!! That’s my mate Magda and our Throwdown teacher, Suzanna!! She is so talented!
Today, when my back gave up at the wheel, I got Squat out again and titivated, all ready for next Wednesday, when the sexy coil wrap is added. Then I reflected on the construction, and I thought you might enjoy seeing it broken down. It’s pretty basic really….I took photos as I was making – like the true blogger that I am!!!
The girl’s losing the plot here! Trying to plan TV shows for next week on the phone and woffle on about friendly fish! Time to call it a day methinks!
But. I am already excited about pottery next Wednesday. Already planning the next steps. Already picturing where I want to go with this. Can’t guarantee anything, but I can certainly steer the artwork in a certain direction, n’est-ce pas?
Love & Hugs,