Giving pottery a go

Thank you for all the lovely comments about my last post, I feel so blessed with your kindness🙂 The weather is still all over the show, and while its no weather for tomatoes or cucumbers, most of the garden is looking gorgeous, and this weekend I have three roses, and my peony coming into bloom – lets hope there’s not too much wind! I’m sure there will be more flower photos soon!

What’s the perfect way to spend a wet Saturday? At the local pottery workshop open day! The children tried their hand at throwing a pot on the wheel, free form clay sculpture and raku glaze.  It was a first experience with clay for them and they both had so much fun. One of the (many) unexpected joys of motherhood is seeing my children experience something new for the first time, especially when they adore it! I have to admit I was itching to have a go myself, pottery is something I have always wanted to explore more and I think today’s visit has convinced me to sign up for classes next term!

Carter on potters wheelMaia on potters wheelMaia and Carter Raku glazeMaia pottery flowerMaia and Carter clay sculpture Carter's cermic pendantMaia pottery vase

 

Here’s a couple of little video’s, Maia building her pot on the pottery wheel:

And Carter building his:

What are you up to this weekend? Have you tried any new crafty experiences lately? Much love, Janette xox

 

9 thoughts on “Giving pottery a go

  1. Lorrie Murphy says:

    Your children did a great job. Am sure you will love doing pottery if you take classes. It’s so much fun watching something grow out of that lump of clay. Enjoy.

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  2. ruthsplace says:

    Their clay pieces are stunning. I really enjoyed learning ceramics at high school and got quite good on the wheel, sadly those skills have been lost in the last 20 years. One day I’ll live somewhere I can take a class again.

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