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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Playing with birdfeeder designs

I changed my mind about the way i am going to hang the birdfeeders.

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I tested out one and although it felt pretty stable with string, i played around with two of them today, leaving one with little steps on either side for the birds to perch on as they feed.

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Here is the first design i started with, similar to my chook feeders but a bit more like a traditional birdfeeder with cover from the rain…i like this one too, just not really sure how to glaze this one.

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Potting under the tree

Here is the new favourite spot i promised to show you.

Baxter has been keeping me company, i miss him when i’m out there,  but he still thinks he’s on duty and barks his head off..we need to work on that somehow?

I also got my ancient sewing machine out and sewed up a teardrop sign for the roadside too…so i just put it out when i am making something and people can come and have a nosy and a chat 🙂

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