Thanks for popping in. Rainy day – perfect for crafting!
Housework in the morning. Whizzed round the house like the proverbial white tornado. Then a well earned break – aka Pottery session this afternoon. Wonderful. But where does the time go ?! I get so immersed in what I am doing, time seems to disappear.
Pottery. I cannot think of a better way to relax and ground my thoughts. Followed closely by Lino-cutting.
I was handbuilding some faceted kuri bottles. I made four before, and gave them to Grace and Mark – 2 each. They were pretty cool. I didn’t take a photo of the finished pieces, but I do remember how to make them, so decided that would be a great way to chill.
Basically, You scoop the clay out of the middles and make more bottles with the scooped clay.
Seven hours later, she looked up….
And Dave had worked his magic too. While I was working on these two kuri bottles, Dave was up the other end of the garage in the wood turning department! How romantic! He made for me the most beautiful toolholders, from an old reclaimed pallet and wooden dowels. Look!
Isn’t that something?! I have kept them in a huge industrial size yoghurt pot up till now. That works, but it doesn’t really give you a sense of Bernard Leach, or Hagiyaki!
This is more like it!
Chuckling to myself now. I remember a little while ago, speaking to our lad Mark, who lives in San francisco. He’s really into golf nowadays. It was his birthday, and I offered to buy him a special golf bat, or stick or club. His response was golden:
I’d rather book an hour with the pro, and have a lesson Mum. At this stage, it’s more about the Wizard, not the Wand...
Perfect response. That’s exactly how I feel about pottery now. I’ve got all the tools, all the wands. But this wizard needs a lot more practice!
Love and hugs