So we’ve got a bit of catching up to do, haven’t we? On the Saturday of last weekend I went on a three hour pottery throwing course at The Ceramics Studio in Ettington, which was so, so useful. I learnt such a lot in those three hours that on Sunday I went back to their website and booked another session for next month. I wanted to try out throwing on a sit down foot controlled wheel rather than my hand controlled desktop jobbie. The same yet different is the conclusion. The new term of college pottery lessons has also started, so I’m using the wheel there. No instruction there though, as the tutor is taking the class through making coil pots, but we can use the wheels if we know how.
I’ve also been making some more of the slab built ratty ornaments to take to the Midlands Rat Club Christmas show in December. I had some requests on Facebook to turn them into tea light holders, but it just doesn’t really work. I like them as original, just as ornaments. There aren’t going to be hundreds of these though – the wheel thrown stuff is more fun right now.
The yarn bowl I showed in progress came out of the glaze kiln today. I just love it so much, it’s my favourite pot so far. I made a video of the opening if you would like to see how it came out.
That’s it for now.