Wednesday, 1 December 2010

My Pottery Class

I've always wanted to try my hand at pottery. At school we had to choose between pottery or 'art' and I chose art. I remember going into the pottery class once to borrow the guillotine and looked enviously upon the impressive pots they were making! Many many years later, here I am going to a pottery class with hopes and aspirations in mind, imagining I'd love every second. In fact I haven't been enjoying it at all! I clock-watch the whole 2 hours I'm there and each week leave frustrated and relieved it's over.
But this week a few of my pieces came out of the kiln and I was pleasantly surprised. Above is my very first effort, a mug. It's a lot smaller than it looks in the photo, quite cute really. The right size for an expresso?

I think my favourite is my fish. I didn't intend it to look like a punk but happy accidents are good 'accidents'!


Next week is the last session. I've a few more things I'm in the middle of making and I'll post them when I can!

13 comments:

Dyche Designs said...

Sometimes you just have to try things right . . . I always loved the idea of pottery but didn't really have the patience for it when I did it at school. The fish is cute.

liZZie said...

Hey! I think your pottery is good, in particular the chook ~ your colours and individual art style shows up here, but I'm afraid I don't like your fish! Why? Because it looks like my ex!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay..such a fun post! I have always wanted to try too! Your creations are SO fabulous..I am in love with the dazzling punk rockin Fish..he is awesome!!
Shine on!!
Victoria~

Robin Larkspur said...

You should be proud of yourself for "soldiering on" while not enjoying it, because you turned out some lovely first pieces. Good for you. Love the fish!! Hope you keep on with it.

Karen said...

Ooh I love your pottery, especially the little mug! I loved ceramics and almost took it rather than Illustration. Good for you for giving it a go. :) xx

dthaase said...

wonderful creations

Foxglove Spires said...

I think you have done a lovely job and to try something you have always wanted to do is wonderful even if it didn't turn out as you expected, at least you tried it!

Have a beautiful day, I can't wait to see you other creations. xxx

Jessie said...

Thanks Kathryn, I found I didn't have the patience either! ;)

Lizzie that is hilARious!
Thanks Victoria :)

Thanks Robin, I'm glad I did persevere but I won't be continuing with it next term!

Thanks Karen, I'd love to have seen what you would have produced, no doubt it would be as magical as all your other work. :)

Thanks Dthaase!
Thankyou Foxglove :) I'll put them here when they're finished.

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

wow...this fish is grrrooooovy!! All the pieces look so earthy and real.

kathy hare said...

OOh how lovely!! it's like some of your drawings have jumped out from the paper into the world! :) I would recognise your work anywhere even in 3d! xxx

Jessie said...

Thanks Cynnie, they are made of earthenware clay! ;)

Thanks Kathy, I didn't realise they were recognisable as mine, that's really interesting! :)

Caroline said...

Ah, I can relate to this! Just had to try pottery too - and couldn't get on with it at all! Your pieces have turned rather well - I was rather embarrased by my efforts! I have a whole lot of respect for potters now - it's hard work!

Marilyn said...

Your pottery pieces are lovely, I love your fish the best. He is full of character.