claycreationsbydanies

My pottery creations on and off the wheel.


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Terracotta Shoe Planter

 

This one is a request so i hope i do it justice ūüôā

I have been on another mission that’s left my creative nerves frazzled so it took me a while get started but¬†more about that one later.

I have the original broken one so that gave me a chance to make an approximate pattern, which was really lucky being the first one.¬†The clay has been cut shaped and rested¬†so tonight’s goal is to put it all together.

Here is how it’s going so far…..

 

Adjusted and played with it a bit too much and busted the join, never mind, i will re-do that piece tomorrow.

 

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I’ve missed you x

It has been such a long time and i am having a moment where i miss just being me¬†and having fun with it ūüôā

I got a bit bogged down with doing the should’s and have to’s and sensibles that i forgot how much fun i had blogging.

We have so much to catch up on with the pottery creations and workshops, and¬†learning to use¬†the old kick wheel,¬†not to mention the¬†chicken’s escapades around town!

Love Danies x


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Throwing Ribs

For years i have wished i could throw properly on the wheel, and every now and then i get inspired and give it another go, a work in progress.

All with the same wooden rib i got in my first basic pottery tool kit, you know the one, a little bag with a sponge, a needle tool, a ribbon tool, cutting wire and a turning tool.

I thought it was time for some more ribs that i can use on the wheel, so today was rib making day. With my trusty jigsaw, a scrap of hardwood and some wonky cutting skills, i have a good little collection.

ribs


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Jenny Taris Workshop

Another awesome workshop weekend at the pottery club in Paeroa.

This one we focussed on the female form, which i have to say i love doing and want to do some more because i haven’t done many,¬†¬†there is a certain art to getting the clay to stay where you put it though. I learned a whole different way of coming at the sculpturing of it than what i have tried before too, granted these ones are not the best (still love them though:-)¬†but¬†am feeling inspired for the next one i try.

We had lots of laughs about the way gravity has the same effect on us girls as it did on the clay, we needed to prop a few things up with varied success ūüôā

It was really cool though to see a room full of so many different female forms and all of them were beautiful in their own ways.

 


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Impulse and inspiration today

I have been thinking about making frogs and want to make native NZ ones instead of the classic shape i see.  I could probably find a picture on NZ Forest and Bird but there is so much more fun to it when you get to study them in person.

The impulse was that i went out for one thing, and came home with another thing, as you do. I don’t even have a pond, ¬†but i came home with tadpoles……of course !

A bit of rush DIY pond making later, riverstones out of the garden, duckweed, some rainwater and my pottery and they have a home to transform in.

Update: well it is not as pretty one but after 3 tries i found a container that didn’t have holes for me to plug, so the tadpoles, baby fish and plants from the river can keep their water ūüôā