December 6 – Make
What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it?
(Author: Gretchen Rubin)
Pity I can’t actually show anyone the last thing I made because it, along with its feral twin sister, is sitting in a bucket filled with a whole heap of bastard clay.
Prior to that, the last thing I made is sitting in a kiln, so I can’t show that off either.
So here’s something I made recently that I can show off.
I’ve been taking pottery classes, see. And I totally dig it. The two pieces up there are made from white stoneware. The one on the right has been embossed with an old doily of mum’s and I rubbed cobalt oxide into the bisqued impression then glazed the entire plate in chun or celadon – I can’t remember which one. I wrote it down somewhere. The one on the left boasts a little poem that I’m fond of. I’m an earnest potter, innit.
I’m lucky, I s’pose, I always make time for craft and it’s been a pretty good year for it. You can find my homage to all things hand and home made over here.
Yes, my friends, there will be pottery gifts in the near future. Be forewarned.