Now looking back at my last post it was clear that I had hit a low point and I had vowed to change my life around (which I try to do every year *rolls eyes*).... well I am still working on that :D I think I had the case of the 'New Years Resolution' where I went hyper positive and full steamed ahead and then by the end of September it had all gone out the window! ha!
Anyways I wanted to make sure I had something I could really get stuck into and that I could look forward to every week so I signed up for a pottery course! as you do! :D
I had thoroughly enjoyed the taster day I had attended earlier in the year so I knew I wanted to go back to The Ceramic Studio and luckily there was a space for me to start in October. Huzzah!
So, moving forward, I am going to try my hardest to keep this blog more updated. I am going to focus on my journey into pottery and hopefully I'll post other creative projects too as I am definitely starting to get the creative bug again!
And less negative moaning....promise! :D
so here we go!
Throwing is proving, as I had previously discovered, to be a very tricky thing to conquer indeed!
Here is the first piece I kept from my first week. It was meant to be a cylinder... instead it turned out to be a wonky bowl! Its pretty heavy too! :D
There were actually two bowls from the first week but I ruined the second one when I got over zealous with my turning and I went straight through the bottom! :D
After the turning incident I had a go at some hand building but I hadn't quite got my amounts right so I ended up with yet some rather skinny, and again wonky, vases. I did have fun starting to play with adding texture to the clay though.
On my next attempt at throwing it was bowls that were the target and to my great surprise I wasn't that bad!
I threw, I turned and I added texture and then I got to play with a glaze design.... I am pleased to announce that these were the results!
Two, fairly straight, a bit small bowls...but bowls none the less! :D and I am proper chuffed with them!
So there we go! The start of a new adventure! The start of the rebirth of my creative life... and you know what? I think I might get good at this... watch this space!