Monday, April 4, 2011

Pottering Around

Thanks for the warm welcome back to blogging!

Over the weekend, I blogged about an outstanding 4 hour pottery class.

I was surprised that a few of you thought I should explore pottery further. Even though I loved the class, pottery doesn't call to me the way weaving does.

Maybe it's because I really, really dislike getting my hands wet or messy.....I'd rather bake than cook. I hate cleaning. Pottery is full of messy hands.....so it's fun, but I'm sticking with weaving and maybe exploring other visual arts for now.


My vase

I did like Deanna's idea to use the pottery to inspire things to weave to go with it!!! Maybe by the time the pots are glazed and returned to me, I'll have one of my looms freed up for a new project and I'll be inspired by something from pottery class!!

Or maybe I'll just enjoy the four hour experience and let it enrich my life without having to do anything further with it at all....well, except for eating ice cream out of each of the three bowls at some point. How's that for a goal?!


Inspiring Work from Fire Pond Pottery

In answer to Deanna's question, we did get to choose from 3 glaze colors: brown, blue and emerald green. I think I chose 2 blues, 1 green and 1 half blue/half green glaze for my 4 pieces. At the top of the picture above, you can see our glaze possibilities on plain blue, plain emerald and plain brown samples.

Now we have to be patient, since the Fire Pond Potters said it might take up to 3 months to get the pots back!!

I promise to post pictures, and if you come by the house, I'll even serve you ice cream in one of the bowls!!

14 comments:

LA said...

I understand....there are only so many hours in a day, and you should do what you really enjoy. But, aren't you glad your dabbled in pottery????

Lois Evensen said...

It's all so very pretty. I look forward to seeing yours when you get it back. I can eat ice cream out of anything in the meantime, though. ;)

Deanna said...

I'm with you - I don't really enjoy wet-messy processes. :-)

Synnøve. said...

Hello and godmorning to you over there.
Im sitting here and read your blogg, drinking a cup of coffee and listening to the rain on the roof. Its spring, but yet the snow is almost halv a meter deep...

Nice pottery you have done.
I like the colors verry much.

Il hope you are well and that springtime has come to you to.

Hugs from a rainy Digernes.
Synnöve.

Gjeani said...

I would love to explore pottery sometimes too. but I am affraid I might find it so nice to do that I have to have my own workshop ha, ha, so I don't start.

Theresa said...

And what dear blogger, is on those looms??? The pottery looks like great fun but I agree, I like cleaner hand pursuits too. :)

Susan B. said...

Totally agree with you!
I used to do pottery many years ago and I did love it but when it came time some 4 years ago to decide upon what craft I wanted to pursue, that didn't make the running. Weaving called to me and I am so glad it did!

evelynoldroyd said...

Same question as Theresa ,what is on the looms?

Delighted Hands said...

I can't stand to be sticky/messy but it was different with the pottery. I think it has to do with the fact that when you are done, the object will last forever unlike cooking/baking which requires hours of input and only minutes to devour it! You sure have done great work even if it isn't your future calling!

Sara said...

Sometimes we just want to experience a new craft or art - It doesn't mean we have to keep it up forever...

I love the fact that you enjoyed making the pottery - and can't wait to see how it all turns out.

Ice cream at your house sounds great! :)

Maggie said...

Where the Tuesday Weavers meet, there's a pottery studio right next door, and sometimes I think it would be so fun. But I'm with you: dirt under my fingernails drives me nuts, and it's so messy! As I type this, I'm doing so with garden dirt-encrusted nails, so what do I know? I love your pottery, though!

Life Looms Large said...

Glad I'm not the only one who's tried pottery, but got hooked on weaving!!!

Sue

Smoke said...

How amazing. I am a potter who has had to put the hobby aside for awhile due to circumstances beyond my control and am taking up weaving. One use I have for the end product will be to display my pottery.

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