You may remember that I signed up for an online pottery class, thinking “How on earth is this going to work?”, but loving the idea of it.
It worked really well, thanks to the good organisation of the tutor, Vincenza. There were four weekly online classes with clay and materials provided by her. Over the three weeks of making I made a flat plate, a little bowl, a vase and a bird.
My favourite is the little bird, because it sits so nicely in my hand.
The vase is a slab pot. To construct this you wrap a slab of clay around a cylinder. I used a beer bottle, which was the perfect shape! Decorating it was tricky, as nothing seemed satisfactory, until I saw the tassels on a scarf. I added some more marks.
The fourth week was glazing. We had dropped our greenware work to Vincenza, who did the first firing, the bisque firing. When she gave them back she added little pots of glazes in the box.
The finished pots…
My best results from the course was to rekindle my desire to do more pottery. I did it many
years decades ago but it sat on the back burner during that time. Next year I will look around for a somewhere to do some more. That should be fun 🙂
Also it was a delight to do something unexpected during our lockdown.