Thanks for popping in. First Clarity TV shows of the New Year today on HOCHANDA!
Here are the times: 2-4pm, then 6-7pm and 8-9pm. Tomorrow bright and early again at 8-9am. 12-1pm and 4-5pm. And don’t forget, there’s a cheeky little SHAC-Shac LIVE on Facebook squeezed in there at 10am.
All set for a busy couple of hours this afternoon! I hope you like the new Happy Alphabet stamps and Groovi. What’s not to like though!
Let’s take it slowly, take it easy. I’ve made my mind up to travel gently through this new year. I cannot and will not pedal like a lunatic for another year, so let’s try the more mellow approach and see if that works….
At 6pm, we’ve got something new and exciting if you’re a parcher, and you like beautiful, lacey gridwork. Josie Davidson has come up trumps with a superb new collection of grid plates, which are designed to allow beautiful ribbon weaving. Really lovely. And since they are quite substantial patterns, we have made them into larger plates. A4 square. Much easier to use – you’ll see. Great introductory price too! 4 for 3.
The cool thing is that you don’t have to turn the corner either! Just stop!
Here’s a little gallery of beautiful samples created by members of the talented Groovi team. Having studied these plates for a while now, I can tell you : this is very achievable.
And look out for the lovely ribbon packs – the perfect width for weaving through your new parchment patterns….
Anyway, must dash. Have I got time for a quick session on the pottery wheel though…..hahahaha! Already been there!! Lookie lookie! Nothing like a quick turn on the wheel for slowing the head down. That, and sitting with Ragnar and Erik in the kitchen.
Actually, I’m working on something else which is really exciting. Started it yesterday evening. Coloured porcelain. We shall see. All the work is at the front end, preparing the porcelain. I ’m really not sure what I’m doing, but I’m figuring it out as I go! Ought to have googled this before I started! Ah well. Why not be an explorer! This is definitely like throwing the map away and going off piste!
I made a couple of funky plates out of the scraps, the offcuts from my layered slab, which are pretty cool. Let me fire them first, and see if it worked. If they would only stay like this…. but they won’t.
That’s it, isn’t it. You do the safe thing, the thing you know you can do, like the thrown pot pictured above. And running parallel, you try something new. That’s how we improve our game, whilst establishing our foundations – the basics. The foundations, upon which we can build.
Same with anything. Parchment too.
Love and Hugs