Tuesday, 15 December 2015
My first attempt at pottery
Those of you who read regularly (thank you :)) may remember me mentioning that a friend of mine had offered me the chance to try my hand at making a pottery poppy seed head. It took us a while to coordinate a suitable time, but I am finally able to show you my first ever attempt at making something from clay.
The initial shape. In retrospect, it probably should have been more bulbous, but .....
The top section
Assembled together and decorated
A close up before going off to be dried before glazing and firing
I was surprised at the glazing paints as they don't look anything like the colours they end up as once fired. If I hadn't been able to refer to a paint chart on the laptop, I wouldn't have known at all! As blue is my favourite colour, that's what I went for of course. Multiple coats later, the pot was ready to be fired in my friend's kiln in her garage. (I know, how lucky is she!)
And here is the final result ready to be popped onto a metal pole and 'planted' in my garden. Ideally, I have another two as these things always look best in groups of three.....