Over the years, I’ve taken a couple pottery courses here and there. One at the Harbourfront, one at the Gardiner and I’ve never had the best results. I would come home with a dozen or so pieces that would go into a box and stay there until enough time has passed, the emotional attachment has dissipated and I could throw them out. I decided to give it one last shot. I signed up for another course at the Gardiner Museum. This time it had only been a few months between my last class and this one, instead of years. I have to tell you, I think I’ve found it! My groove that is! This class I am actually making pieces that could be usable. I made a mug that looks like one I would buy! Granted, I’m not getting ahead of myself here. There are still people in the class who haven’t recently taken another course who are much better than I am and have that natural knack for it but I will take what I can get! It has been so fun and just exciting to put together these pieces and now I don’t know where to stop! I’ve taken some pictures of a few of my bowls. There are still a lot more floating around (for example, the plates I made are upstairs and I’m too lazy to get them) and some of the bigger and brighter pieces still in the classroom waiting to be fired. We’ll see what I bring home next week.
I find it strange how drawn I am to some colour groups. It got to the point where I had to force myself to use different colour glazes because everything I was bringing home looked the same. But this week, I painted a piece in “Butter Yellow”. It sounds so cheery and I can’t wait to see it!
On a completely different note, I am looking at doing a bit of an overhaul to this site, specifically the inventory section. Right now it’s a bit of a mess. I would like to update it and make it look “cleaner”. Any suggestions on how I should do this? I still want the categories because I think those would be useful to people but the big long list seems like a bit too much. We’ll see what happens. Stay tuned!