It was so lovely to have some things to take home.
Some of them I'm delighted with. Others I do love and am proud of, but they're perhaps a bit dark. This has made me come to the realisation that I am a lover of paler colours ( except perhaps that sort of natural brown you see on a lot of pottery - I like that!)
So I've put in an order for more of the cream glaze and also some pale blue. I'll do the small pots I made on the wheel in paler colours. That'll be a wee bit away as they're not 'kilned' yet.
Anyway here's what I've got so far.
This is the wee owl soap dish. I LOVE this. I especially love that the glaze did something it wasn't supposed to - it makes it look all shabby chic!
The pinch pot - first thing I ever made - Lloyd can put chilli sauce in it.
Now, the large platter and what I call the "ugly bowl". I like these, and would really like to make another platter, however I think the glaze is too dark for my taste. I do think it's a lovely glaze, but just not as lovely as the paler ones. I forgot to take a photo of the spoons, but they are in the same dark, midnight blue glaze.
Now this was a total surprise to me! I made this with a wee blob of clay, last thing, on the first night, and I love it! I think these would make lovely presents if you made them in, say, three different sizes.
Anyway, suffice to say I am having a blast doing all this. There's just a small group of four of us. Simon and Alison ( who helped make my greenhouse) and another lady called Chris. We've formed a really lovely wee group and I think we all look forward to our Wednesday evenings.
Right onto something totally different!!
At the weekend Lloyd and I were invited to a friends birthday party. It was fancy dress and the theme was "Out of Africa"
This is how Lloyd and I interpreted it!
Yes, we went as Barbar and Cheetah!!
And what an amazing spread. There were a lot of divers and spearfishers so this was very apt!