A pottery class a couple of miles up the road has received funding to run a 5 week course - free for participants. Seemed silly not to join up - so I did.
Thursday was the first session. Would you believe there was only 6 turned up? People complain that there is nothing happening in rural areas yet when such wonderful opportunities occur nobody joins in!
Well we soon settled down to a fantastic afternoon and we made a "pinch pot." Imagine a coconut shell - we made 2 hollow "bowls" that just looked like a coconut shell cut in two. We then joined them with a "coil" and then turned them into some sort of subject.
Angela, the lady sitting next to me made a rabbit.....
I attempted to make an owl - who I named Oswald. I worry now about naming him incase something happens in the kiln. Best not to give subjects names in future I think.
Ahem.......so whilst I was busy working on Oswald I looked up to see what Barbara was working on opposite me..........
This was a "face" on a cylinder vase.....honest!
I elbowed Angela and we giggled - quite a lot really, just like being back at school.
Barbara has been to a few pottery classes - it was the first time for Angela and myself!
It turns out Angela knows a few of my neighbours and what's more she is going to teach me to knit!
Watch this space!