Saturday, January 26, 2013

Pottery classes going well

Since the first week in January I 've managed to attend both pottery classes during the week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) and today I am at my second Saturday class for the year! 

Remember when I posted recently about how I did some successful birding and photographing on the first Saturday of the year, but had a disastrous potting experience? Well, dried and ready for baking, the bowl I made that day, doesn't look half bad. However, I have focused on the task in hand since then and managed to throw a large serving platter, two spoon rests and two fluted snack plates. Then, on Tuesday I made my first upright item...
A milk jug!

The "mucky" sponge in the handle (which, in itself, was a challenge to make) helps to keep the earlike- shape

 A close-up of my first jug!

 When I arrived on Thursday, Amanda told me that the jug had help up well during the first drying process. We then used a wire cheese-cutter to separate it from the wooden base and it's back on the shelf drying out some more! (Watch this space for more on "the jug")
This morning Amanda and I are working in the studio so who knows what I'll be creating next? I don't but I will post about it at a later date! 

I hope you're all having a wonderful Saturday wherever you are in the world. 

Hugs and blessings



  1. Wow, Jo, I am impressed. This is something I've never tried, and my hands are too weak now. But you are doing a great job! Looking forward to progress pictures.
    Luv, K

  2. I'm impressed. Your pitcher turned out great. That's not easy to pull up a all item on the wheel. I never got past doggie dishes. Or in your case kitty dishes.

  3. That is fun making pots but I bet you'll end up with too many but you probably have folk to give them to.

  4. Congratulations ! it looks good ! Soon Grant can drink a beer out of it, lol or milk of course.
    Coming next : a cat perhaps ?

  5. But, how heavy is it going to be?
    Load up on hand cream. (I did that years ago, and my hands were super dry.)
    Margaret (and Mandu--"Thanks for the Tasmanian kitties kiss")

  6. very nice hobby,have a good job,with my best wishes

  7. Jo, I like your pitcher! You are doing great. Looking forward to your next project. Happy weekend!

  8. Jo, I like your pitcher! You are doing great. Looking forward to your next project. Happy weekend!

  9. My daughter would love to try pottery classes. Perhaps when she is a bit older.


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