Friday, March 7

Pottery Class


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!

17 comments:

  1. Last shot....snigger snigger!
    Jane x

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    1. Tee hee hee Jane! Sniggering away still!

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  2. No, I don't believe Barbara either!
    What a good idea going to the pottery classes. Maybe more will turn up next time.
    Maggie x

    Nuts in May

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    1. Only room for a few Maggie - but I will be there and will want more!

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  3. Sad that so few turned up but more tuition for each of you!

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    1. Exactly Pat xxxxx Let me know what you want - plate? Grass etc?

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  4. Love the owl. I do love going to classes, you meet some lovely people and have a good laugh too. I would probably have had a giggle too.

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    1. Wait to see how the owl turns out. He may blow up in kiln! Wish I hadn't named him!

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  5. Oooh I say Denise I laughed too, must have been very funny particularly in a classroom environment... good luck with your knitting too.
    love Di..xx BTW Thanks for your comments on my first ABC Wednesday...looking forward to the next,,...D.x

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    1. Pottery and knitting? Hell spells watch this space Diane xxxx

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  6. I would be there in a second !
    I used to take a Saturday class with a few friend at the Art Institute. For a fee we could use the kiln and glazes. Did that for years so much fun.
    I love your owl and friends bunny.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Awww thanks AP .......thought you would be interested..........hope Oswald makes the journey!

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  7. Ooooh, you are awful..
    I love the owl!

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  8. FREE? And only 6 turned up? Maybe everyone has to work. I'd go although I probably would just make a mess and have fun giggling with you gals. :D

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    1. I am sure there will be more giggles Leslie xxx

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  9. I love Oswald and his expression - I think he is trying not to giggle at your friend Barbara's creation.
    I didn't hold back at all and even hubby came over to see why I was laughing so much!

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