Well, theres not much i can add to this but oh bugger!
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.
Have been playing around with making some clay hearts in different ways till i get one i like. After scrambling around for bits and pieces i realised i needed just one more shelf within arms reach, so here we go one more rustic shelf with a clay covered piece of wood. Maybe it’s level? 🙂
I woke up with the birdfeeder bug again today, and made this cute little one. What do you think?
With all this inspiration I am running out of clay again 🙂 so it’s recycling tomorrow.
I changed my mind about the way i am going to hang the birdfeeders.
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.
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.
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 🙂
In between constantly fretting over and checking the welfare of the chooks, i did some underglazing, some small flowers, sunflowers i made last week and the jewelled gecko pot.
I have found a new favourite shady summery spot for pottery under the little tree out the front, will show you tomorrow 🙂