Thursday, 2 April 2015
so when i saw that their was a local pottery group in town i signed up and i'm so glad i did.
i attend a three hour evening class once a week held at the cutest corrugated iron clad building that was once an old Scout Hall.
now these 'classes' are pretty laid back, with each person working at their own pace on whichever project they choose.
i started off with a simple slab pot. where i rolled a piece of clay to about 1cm thick and cut four rectangular sides and a base before 'gluing' the edges together with a slurry and further strengthening the joins with a clay coil.
i then moved onto making bowls using the pinch pot method.
it really is addictive and i've been busily pinning all things pottery inspiration on pinterest.
i cant wait to start back again after easter break.
have you tried pottery before? is there a pottery group in your local town?
Labels: Handmade, Out-and-about, Pottery
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I have never tried pottery other than playing with it at preschool with the children. I love those feathers!ReplyDelete
I love hand made pottery there is something so tactile about it.ReplyDelete
They're beautiful Zara! I love your feathers. It's so nice to be part of a crafty group. We have a local art class which I have been going to until very recently when things got a bit hectic. The girls have switched to doing more pottery than painting so I'd love to get back there soon, I really loved pottery at school too...xxxReplyDelete
Way to go you. I'd really like to do pottery classes one day. Looking forward to seeing more of your pieces.ReplyDelete
I've always liked the idea of pottery but when it comes down to it I lack the talent and true interest. I always like seeing other people's pottery though and enjoyed this post! That building looks like such an inspiring place to take a class, it's so quaint!ReplyDelete
Enjoy the long weekend,
How wonderful Zara..love this! Love that little hall every time I drive past it. Those feathers are beautiful. Happy Easter xReplyDelete
I love pottery. Not the doing (yet, but hopefully one day...) but the product. Earthy, natural, simple , real. Good on you for trying something new Zara. I love the Scout Hall. And how did you make that t.t. notebook? I want one xReplyDelete
Oh I adore your pottery leaves. I tried pottery in Bendigo last year and loved it - came home with a bowl and a vase which I am so proud of :).ReplyDelete
Lovely leaves. No but you just reminded me of a heartfelt childhood memory. In primary school we made a little bowl out of clay. I think we rolled little balls and then press them inside of a cup or mold to make the shape. Then they were glazed and I gave mine to my dad who used it as a change bowl for 30 years. It turned out pretty good.ReplyDelete
I would love to do a pottery class. I remember doing it as a child and bringing home al sorts of wonky creations. xoReplyDelete
I haven't done any pottery since school - I was terrible at it! I love the feathers - and oh my! That scout hall! What a great place to do some creating in! Hope you're having a lovely Easter! xReplyDelete
I haven't tried pottery it is on my todo list. I love the feathers looking forward to seeing what else you do....ReplyDelete
I have never done a pottery class but it sounds like a lot of fun. I think going and doing a craft with like minded people would really be nice thing to do. I can't wait to see what you've been creating. xReplyDelete