Thanks for popping in. Well, it’s certainly busy at Clarity Towers!! The Half Price Members Sale has kicked in – and yikes!!!!
Just as well I took some time out on Saturday, to regroup and turn a few pots. Just 3. Nothing special. Just three pots. Three shapes. Three sizes.
Paid attention to the bases this time. First one was just plain and simple.
Second one I made a little foot with the trippy twirl.
Third one I made flat, but with a swirly recess.
Got a real kick out of doing these, because I have a plan for them! They are the first of our Summer Raku party Stash!
The kids have been saying that when they come home they would love to try their hand at pottery. No problem! I’m no expert, but I can certainly show them the ropes!
Then last week I had an idea! When they come home in the Summer (said the optimist), we can have a Raku Party! I will get a load of pots ready and bisque fired, so that they can carry on from there, take them and run with them through the raku process. Of course, they can throw some themselves, and turn them, and get them through to the fire too. But it all takes time. So if we have a load all ready to be raku glazed, then they will have something to take home which they had a hand in. It’s a plan!
And in an instant I had a purpose for my 3 pots.
In fact, I have lots more to make now – or the party will be over pretty quickly !!
That’s it, my friends. We need a purpose, we need something to keep us occupied. My Mum and Dad, for example. They are busily packing up Blending nibs and Groovi Tabs! As soon as I told Mum this morning, that overnight we had had hundreds of orders for them, she went from feeling a little frustrated with cabin fever, to a woman with a mission. Couldn‘t get off the phone fast enough, to crack on!
And now I know that I have at least twenty or thirty pots and bowls to make for the Raku Party, I can’t wait to get back in there and crack on!
How ironic that the Pottery Throwdown yesterday evening was all around naked Raku. LOVE naked Raku!! I tried it a couple of summers ago… didn’t work out as well as I had hoped. Who knows why. Weeks of prep… and not too unlike their efforts last night – to this point.
Then it went to pot – and a holy disaster! Gutted.
Hahahahaha! Ah well. Mind you. A few more hours of polishing with Olive oil – and it was bearable….
You hate to bin something which took all that time and energy! But if we were burgled and the tea leaves took off with this antiquity – I think I would cope. Hahahahaa.
I learned loads last night, so I am up for another attempt. And yes. The burnishing with a spoon takes hours!!!
Love and Hugs