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PlumCrafty
« on: February 27, 2010 03:13:49 PM »

I finally managed to do a thrown pottery course; I've been wanting to do pottery since primary school when my last attempt with clay resulted in a cat ashtray (don't ask, I was a weird child...and neither of my parents smoked cigarettes Undecided). My class was six weeks, and it was definitely a case of being thrown in at the deep end.

This is the result of the six weeks (bar two slightly taller ones still being glaze fired), some turned out better than hoped, some had more unexpected result but I am reasonably pleased with this lot. Cheesy


This is probably my favourite, a kind of bud vase. Its about 5cm tall  Grin


I love this one too, its the one with the bluey green outside, because this is what happens when you melt marbles.... Cool


This one I just love the colours on the outside and the resist on the inside.... Cheesy


Edit 14-Mar -- Picked the last of my pots yesterday, of which I am quite proud. The glazes were still surprises, but not unwelcome one. Both pots are about 10cm high.


Hope you all like them too, comments/feedback always appreciated
Happy viewing and happy crafting
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2010 03:25:05 PM »

That looks good.  I was never able to do stuff on the wheel in art class...I did a painting project instead.
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2010 04:32:23 PM »

oh these are beautiful, I have always wanted to do some work with a pottery wheel too, I envy you!
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2010 05:16:47 PM »

The glazes turned out awesome. You may be a natural at this since all these vessels are really nice. Did you already book another class to play with clay again soon? Wink
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2010 05:19:46 PM »

LOVE them all... and would love to have some of them!
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2010 02:53:27 AM »

Thanks everyone! Cheesy

Dustyfro - I do painting too, on Fridays, but that is a year long course. We started off in acrylics and are now on to oils

Belruel - go for it, its never too late....

sum1smuma - I didn't think I was a natural on the first day! I have another class that clashes with the next Saturday course, but I am thinking of swapping it for the pottery (if there is space available...pottery is so popular)

In case anyone is interested, the largest piece is the olive green bowl on the left...that is about 13cm wide and about 7cm high, whereas the smallest bowl right in front is only 7 cm wide and about 4 cm high.
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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2010 07:05:13 AM »

Your pottery is gorgeous!  I just love the diversity of the pieces.  Nice work.
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2010 02:18:38 AM »

cool idea with the marbles!

such a beautiful effect.
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Anna Becca
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2010 09:39:59 AM »

These are MARVELOUS! Especially for a first attempt.  Wow.

I can't wait to try my hand at the wheel. I LOVE clay, and do some sculpting, but have not yet attempted this type thing.  The thing with the marbles was a great idea! After all, they're just glass, right?

Fantastic.... keep up the good work!
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PlumCrafty
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2010 03:37:40 AM »

In case any one is interested, I have uploaded a photo the last of my pots in the first post. The larger "vase" turned out well, but not quite as I had envisaged, and I love the effect on the column pot, even if it is not straight!

Thank you so much pinokeeo (ps love the new avatar). Cheesy

It was my tutor's idea, Maxxev, and one I will be stealing to use with all sorts of glass when I do my next course... Wink

Thank you so much Anna Becca, I love clay too so am now in the process of signing up for more courses.... Grin
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