Wednesday, 17 September 2008

How to make a mess...

Well... I had the first lesson of my pottery course yesterday. I had great fun, got VERY messy and mucked about with Terracotta for three hours. We made some tiles which we will decorate next week, and cut out some slabs for a "slab-pot" (mine will most likely be a "big" ashtray!!!) which will also be constructed next week, so we can experiment with different slip techniques.

So far it has been rather like baking - ie necessitating the use of a pinny, rolling pin and kneading. Hopefully next week I won't have to be told by a lady on the bus "excuse me love... do you know you've got something brown and blobby in your hair" ahhhh... so that's where that bit of clay went.....

In other news, all the new students started this week so work is madness again and has us all praying for our Christmas breaks, plus Sophers and Steve the Roman are moving... which means... another housewarming.... Sophers... Steve.... what say you......

5 comments:

Sandi McBride said...

I did ceramics for years and loved working in that white clay...I still have my lollipop house with Santa on the rooftop I made...I hope you have lots of fun with this!
hugs
Sandi

Sophers said...

Not a chance. I am not making a mess of this flat we may have some sivalised drinks on the Balcony.

Sophers said...

Apologies aparently I can't spell civilised.

Angel Jem said...

Sounds like fun! (The pottery, that is) Will one be posting pictures of completed creations?....

Papoosue said...

yea, send us a piccy of your wondrous creations :-) I expect you will discover that you are a naturally gifted potter and make millions with your never-seen-before awe-inspiring art (well, naturally). xxx