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 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂