It’s Wednesday again so it’s WOYWW with Julia from Stamping Ground. I think my blogging would have ground to a halt recently if I didn’t have the discipline of doing WOYWW.
I’m working in the house again today, yes I know, I should be in the studio but it’s too cold and by the time it’s heated up I could have my work done.
Today I’m cleaning some clay pieces, tiles, lacy tea lights, which are affectionately known in this house as ‘wonky pots’, because they show that they are handmade by their form. Also I’m making some new pieces for the gallery this spring, these little birds on a stick, to put in planters and vases. I’ve loads more ideas in my head, you know how it is one thing leads to another.
Enjoy your day whatever you are doing, I think I might roll some beads while I’m at it.
I almost forgot to write my blog post this morning, I’ve been too busy having fun with clay, and I’ve got the builders in doing some alterations. I’m not sure if I’m coming or going at times, I can’t find anything and there are boxes of stuff all over the house now, but it will be worth it in the end, more about that later.
So what have I been playing with while the builders are in? It’s been a bit dusty so I’ve put my brushes away and I’ve been hand building ceramic vessels which I’ve christened Wonky Pots, I’m not sure if I will keep that name or change it, but I do like the character that you only get with a hand built pot.
You might not be able to tell what’s what from the photo, one of the small white bowls is agateware and the other has random dots and some of Ella’s doily imprinted. The little vases are for my craft fair next weekend, the little black bowl has Ella’s doily as do the pendants. The larger pieces at the back are for my kitchen, the rectangular piece, should it survive firing is a utensil pot, and there is a matching jug and vase to adorn my window sill. I think I could be a bit optimistic as I’m not sure what will happen in firing, the jug handle is a bit suspect. I’ll let you know how they fire, keep your fingers crossed for me.