We had a great time at a ceramics workshop at Sunderland Uni on Saturday - me and Andrea and my sister Jackie and her daughter Joanne threw pots all day, well that's what we tried to do but it's much harder than it looks!! Sitting on a very hard seat, bending forward and 'controlling' the clay is not only uncomfortable for the back, but jolly hard work! I think I might just stick to paper crafting but take my hat off to all who can slap a lump of clay onto the centre of the wheel and produce a beautiful bowl, cup or vase in a no time!
Sitting on the floor is James our tutor (a giant of a lad, about 6ft 6" tall). James, who was very entertaining, is currently doing his Masters at Sunderland, and was a contestant on the recent Great Pottery Throwdown Challenge on television - unfortunately he didnt make the final - he was an excellent tutor. This photo shows me in the naughty corner (I wonder why) then Andrea then my sister Jackie
Woohoo, look what we made, mine is the second row along, not hard for me to decide which 3 pieces to choose to be fired!
We were very attentive students!
My neice Joanne is helping me choose which pots to throw in the slurry bin
If my 3 pieces are still OK after being fired then glazed and fired again I'll put a photo on here, will take a couple of weeks
thanks for looking, see you soon, Mary x