Went to pottery today – different class, different teacher. I think with each new teacher I go to I will learn something new, something different, not necessarily something better, but it will be something I need to know. I learnt what not to do when making pottery from the pelican process, as well as some really great skills in how to create it.
Today I made a handbag. I’ve had the idea stewing away in my brain for a while now, and in 2 hours this morning I made it.
I’ll finish it next Friday. Not sure if I’ll paint it or just glaze it – something to think about.
It is made using paper clay – thank heaven for paper clay! The pelican that cracked was made using raku clay, which I had to use as the class was out of stock of other clay. I don’t want to use that again.
This was a lot of fun to make. My own design, no set plan, just see how it comes together. It made me feel happy to see it come together. I like that feeling. I need to play with clay more often!
And we are going to try and save the pelican. There is a cement that I can use to fix up the cracks before firing the piece. So fingers crossed the cement works and I will have a slightly cracked pelican in the backyard before too long. It will suit the slightly cracked household it will reside in!