Its been a while since I’ve been on the wheel, apart from demonstrating in classes – mainly because I am so busy with classes.
Regular readers may know that last October I moved my home studio into a shop in Ballarat Central. This means I have increased my pottery classes, have introduced mosaic classes, and have also invited guest artists to run workshops. As well there are also art supplies, an exhibition space and locally made giftware. All this adds up to a very busy routine.
A little while ago, however, I received an order for some mugs, so this provided a need and some inspiration to jump back on the wheel. The order was for mugs made from BRT clay, so I conditioned a bag to make it nice and soft for fast centring and jumped in the saddle.
The order was for four mugs, so I made twelve – you never know what the kiln gods will do! Besides, I wanted a set for the shop, and I fancied one for myself.
I threw the mugs in one throwing session and finished with a tall cylinder vase using approximately 1.8kg clay, leaving it on the wheelhead to dry. I was quite happy with the result, so a few days later I threw another vase using 2.1kg of BRT clay, which you can watch in the video below.
Next I will have a go with 3kg of clay, so stay tuned!
Have missed your blogs! But I am so glad you are busy creating. I’d come take a class if you were closer…heh…
Thanks Claudia …. the other side effect of being so busy with the new shop is that I miss visiting my favourite blogs – such as yours!! Maybe if you ever make a holiday to Australia you can visit and take a class for fun!!
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Blog share today. Lovely ceramics from Dawn Whitehand in Australia. Definitely worth popping over to read and see her coffee mugs on the wheel.
Great Video and the coffee mugs are cute and amazing.
thanks so much 🙂