Paul (my husband) and I were invited to attend a pottery class taught by the wonderful potter, Patti Connor Greene, at the Senior Center in Newland. We LOVE it. Who knew!?!
We take class with the most wonderful people. And there is never a dull moment! We laugh often and help each other with absolute abandon, whether we know what we're doing or not.
Paul is amazing at this stuff. He makes things like elephants and alligators, turtles and fish in submarines ... you know, things no one else makes.
Me? Oh, I just decided to try a bowl (see above) and "study" glazes and what they do and don't do. So far, that's a HUGE challenge, one I think could take decades to figure out! Goodness!
So, above is my very first attempt at a "bowl". It was rolled with lace, placed inside a bowl for a mold, dried and then fired. I glazed it the first time and fired it again but truly disliked the first finished glaze. So ... I glazed it yet again and re fired. I'm liking it better, but not quite content. Patti says to "live with it for a week or two" before making the decision to adjust it. So, it's home with me for now ... but we'll see how many more times I end up glazing it for just the right "look" for me.
I would just like to say right here and right now that I feel wonderfully blessed to be able to worry about something as frivolous as glazing a bowl when so many things are running amok here on planet earth. I am so very grateful for the audacity to even think this is important. Goodness.
Anyway, pottery is Friday's creative indulgence for us here at Artsy Matilda's. So hope each of you have had a wonderfully creative Friday activity of your own! Something that is also a perfect segue to your wonderful weekend.
Happy Trails and many blessings,