Good to have your company again on this fine Saturday morning. Day 2 of our Clarity Open Day Festival! What a great evening we had yesterday evening at the Pyjama Party Craftalong! What a fun way to spend a Friday evening! Definitely to be repeated!
The Jackanory – What’s the Story – is also hitting the spot with many of you. It’s as I said in the SHAC-SHAC on Wednesday: remembering the story behind something – even as banal as a coffee cup or a little bowl – adds flavour to your day. At a time when we are all so starved of outside stimulus because of Covid restrictions, we can do a lot to brighten our personal Life Tapestries by looking for stories in the things around us.
So how about a little, very personal giveaway, attached to a very personal story, to kickstart our #ClarityOpenDayFestival today?
So what’s the Jackanory? Read on…
How did I start pottery? Well, I mentioned in the SHAC on Wednesday that I had simply wanted to treat my friends Debby and Gill to a fun day out. They had come all the way from Texas to celebrate our wedding in June 2018, so I planned a Pottery Raku Day for the 3 of us before they returned to the States. It was brilliant! There’s a super Clay Studio near where we live…
Anyway, long story short: I was hooked. Signed up for a class in the September, went to every Raku day going, and every throwdown Saturday I could.
Then Covid hit, and Eunice had to close her doors. Poor woman. It is almost impossible to keep a business going if you can’t open your doors! She did though, to the best of her ability and given the circumstances, with zoom classes. I joined in too, to support, and because I really missed our pottery classes. So much so, that Dave and I decided to build a little pottery studio in the garage, so I could keep calm and carry on!
Well, I’ve been making loads of bowls and tiles and this n that. Building a proper little stash, ready for when the kids come home, so we can – yep – have a RAKU Party!! They have to quarantine for 10 days when they get home from the States, so why not learn how to throw a pot, eh?! Perfect opportunity!
But I have finished a few too. Glazing is a science!
So after all that, how about a little Pottery giveaway, of a few of my pieces made during Lockdown? 6 little pieces to go to 6 homes….
All you have to do is guess what this is going to be and write your answer below! You can suggest as many things as you like, just keep it clean !!! All correct answers will go in a prize draw and 6 will be pulled out randomly.
Now. Do you want to hear the best part of this story ?!? Look at these masterpieces!
Fabulous or what?! And now guess who made these…
Yep. Debby and Gill, all the way over in Texas. Can you believe that they too got hooked?! Now isn’t that a wonderful story?
I hope you are enjoying the #ClarityOpenDayFestival! Check out what Grace is up to over on the Clarity Matters blog today! Very cool. And the Design Team will be story telling and inspiring all over our Facebook pages Clarity Worldwide and Groovi Worldwide!
Teamwork make the dream work.
Love and Hugs,
PS. Recognise anybody here? Yep, even in Brooklyn New York, this Pottery is catching on! Grace and her fella Mark. In training for the Quarantine Throwdown when they get home!!