Thanks for popping in. Remember the pottery project a while back ? When I asked you to guess what it was going to be?
Well, it did get better than that….
Then it got worse again….
So I made a bowl to experiment with the colours and oxides, and make sure it would work. AKA Playing For Time.
But then Dad got ill, so pottery was off the radar. I was back and forth to the hospital by now, so the glazed but not fired lampstand was parked at the studio. Eunice, my teacher and friend, sent me a text. “It’s come out of the kiln Barb, and it’s perfect.”
When you’ve spent such a long time on something, you just want it to come out in one piece!! The oxides are special. It depends entirely where you set it. Put it in a white room, and the cobalt floods in. Put it in a warm, yellow room, and the copper comes to the front.
Dave wired it up, I found a simple lampshade, a nice place for it in the living room – and bingo!
Looking forward to making the next one. Maybe a little larger, maybe a different shape, maybe a little lighter. So much to think about and consider. That’s it, isn’t it. Ceramics: you truly never really know what you’re going to get. A perfect example of unpredictable art. I love it. And the more comfortable I get with not being able to control the outcome, the better I will enjoy this new passion of mine.
Tomorrow is TV day. 2-4pm on the CraftStore.com. Lovely, arty little stamps. Cor. I bet they would work well in clay. Just impressed and brushed with oxides or a cool glaze. Now I have to try!! Active Mind Alert!!
Do you have an active mind? Are you always questioning HOW and WHY and WHAT IF? Sometimes, my sometimes over-active mind can be exhausting. For me and those around me. Thinking, thinking, planning, doing, planning, thinking, wondering, asking, thinking, doing, making, thinking….aaaaaggggghhhhh!!! But I’m grateful for it. I really am. Ironically, when I am making the thing I think about, drawing the picture in my head, making the art in front of me, that’s when I am at my quietest.
Time for more tiles. Easy. Slip and stencils. Have I told you about our Potterlot Stencils? Another time xxx
Love and hugs