claycreationsbydanies

My pottery creations on and off the wheel.


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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 🙂

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 🙂


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Making a new dog bed fun and games

This week i have been attempting to make a more comfy dog bed for Baxter.  He’s been on painkillers for his sore leg and his current bed just doesn’t seem good enough for my little man in pain.

We had fun and games cutting the pattern out of wall paper and and my old mattres topper, took much longer than it should have…but i think he is going to like it after sneaking these photos of him helping out 🙂

 


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Pottery club day….

Any one would think i didn’t want to go to pottery club today, so not true, but yet again i’m not there and i am getting frustrated with myself!

Once again i sorted through the tools i would be using the night before to save some time, spent forever trying to decide what i was going to make and how, i decided to make one of my “its all about the heart ladies” just in a little bit of a different way.

Do you think i could sleep ? So i got out the exercise ball then did some taichi breathing, then the enchanted garden guided meditation ate  bread and butter pudding all night. So eventually i got to sleep and eventually i woke up…late!

I did go to pottery though..yay, only i got down the road and had to come back to get what i forgot, realised it was rubbish day, went out again, got down the road  and had to go back for something else i had forgotten.

At this stage i am hot, bothered, irritated, class is nearly over, everyone would be going home, i’m exhausted, sit down and just can’t do it anymore.

So here i am…not at pottery club, rats!