Thanks for popping in. Somebody dropped out of Saturday’s pottery throwdown at the last minute – so guess who stepped in?! Didn’t have to be asked twice! Can’t get enough of it !!
So before the TV Marathon on HOCHANDA tomorrow, I went off to throw a few pots and try to go a bit taller. I’m getting very good at little olive bowls, but I wouldn’t mind expanding into a little fruit bowl! Last time I tried to throw a bowl of any description, the wheel took over and threw a plate! Something to do with centrifugal force…Today went sooo much better!
…I find this learning phase on the wheel fascinating. Figuring out how the clay behaves, trying to master the speed of the wheel and the amount of pressure. I don’t go on the wheel at all during Wednesday’s class. That’s when I do all the other lovely stuff, like coiling, slabwork etc. A Saturday morning throwdown is just what the doctor ordered – the perfect way to switch off from TV pressure and Clarity business.
Did I show you how my mock Slate vase is coming along? I worked on it on Wednesday…
I checked in on it this morning. It is waiting patiently for its first firing. Looking good though…
And you remember that disaster vase from last weekend? The one that went wong? Well I brought that one back from the dead, too! Bit of olive oil, quick repair job with some super glue, and a vigorous rub down with beeswax – and it’s actually okay!
Then Paul, Dave and I went off to see Samuel in Rochester for his 21st birthday party. Thank you so much to everybody who sent in a card for us to take over to him ! We had a proper pile to present him with!! I am sure his Mum Ruth will thank you all too. Oh. And Alex made one of her awesome cakes again!
But tomorrow, it is time to get back in the Clarity saddle and trundle on up to Peterborough to HOCHANDA early. Heads up Sunday 2-4pm! A collection of brand new, superb little bauble stencils, illustrated by our lovely Mel Turner. They are a pleasure to play with! And now I’ve located the secateurs, I just need a fir branch and a slate vase to show off our little creations! (Not ewe – ewe’s floppy, remember?) But it’s looking like ewe’s all we’s got, so ewe’s gonna have to do!
See you soon.
Love & Hugs,
Love & Hugs,