Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mwadui Pottery

A bowl  which I made earlier this year

Over the past month, I seemed to be the only lady at pottery. Amanda and Tilla were out on leave and Linda only arrived one day: the day we were in Mwanza! 

I went every Tuesday and Thursday and rolled out an item or three. I made quite a large tea tray onto which I want to paint my three cats' pictures. I also made a large bowl with scalloped edges (this one is going to be painted with a black Siamese cat; I intend to take it out to SA for my friend, Mart in Knysna). I made a meat platter and a large round bowl with quite a high edge. Not sure what I'm going to paint on these two items. I made a smallish scalloped bowl, which while I was using wire-wool on it to neaten the edges, a WDL chef saw as he walked past. He asked how much I would charge him for the bowl once it was painted and fired. I said I would give it to him as a zawadi/gift. He was thrilled and asked if I would paint a rose on it, which I will do!  I made a large "Africa" which, once I've painted the borders and the 55 countries' names on it, I will hang in my lounge here in Mwadui. A few times I was joined by young Wessie whom I also helped to shape his "Africa" and a "Swartwitpens"/ Sable buck. 

As I posted last week, I bisqued these and many other items just before we had the 18-hour power outage, so the products came out of the oven looking good. Now Tilla has returned from SA but as she will be unpacking today, I will have to work on my own again. That is, unless Wessie and Linda arrive. I hope to paint some of my work, but being sick, I don't think I will take anything home on 25th April. 

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12 comments:

  1. You are such a talented lady!! This is lovely! Thanks for sharing it! Hope your week is off to a great start! Take of yourself!!

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  2. Dear Jo, you've really come a long way with your pottery skills. I love the bowl you are featuring today and your other projects sound wonderful too!

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  3. HI Jo Very artistic and skillyful

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  4. I love the blue colour of the pottery.

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  5. I love the scalloped edge. Gives it such an individual look.

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  6. Pretty bowl, Jo! You are talented. Have a happy week and take care!

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  7. Incredibly talented...and a beautiful piece of art you created!!

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  8. Beautiful blue Jo. You'll be doing Delft ware soon at the rate you are going. Great to see you so productive.

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  9. You're making me want to take up pottery, Jo, but my hands aren't strong enough. My sister-in-law used to enjoy it until she got arthritis in her hands. Your work is so pretty, though, and I'm sure the gifts you give are very well received.
    Luv,
    K

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  10. So talented. This is beautiful!

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  11. Love the finished piece. And how nice to gift the chef with a bowl. Take care of yourself to be ready for holiday.

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  12. Your bowl is really beautiful !!

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