One of my objectives for this year was to try other forms, such as bowls. This of course is a natural progression from the jugs that I have made over the last year. I’ve enjoyed making the jugs since I first started on this new direction of my creative juices into ceramics. On my first wheel, which was a pottery turning wheel and very inappropriate for the task of throwing forms, I started to feel my way around the plasticity of the clay. I now find my self in a unique position, in that every small step I take leads to another possibility of creating. Creating what I can hear you say! I think by that last statement I am trying to covey the difficulty in getting too a consistency in my throwing. A lot of blogs I read jump to the finished forms they have created and don’t seem to reflect on the process of the journey at getting there. Throwing clay I have found is those small steps i mention earlier, is learning one hard lesson in that its got a memory.
Just taken delivery of my kiln, hooray! It’s now stood outside covered up against the driving rain at the workshop. The cost I am very pleased with! As it’s worked out at £140 quid, with delivery included. The gas burners are being hand-made and tested tomorrow, by a friend of mine. So very soon I will be cooking on gas and cooking those pots. What a good feeling to have all the equipment at my reach to start experimenting with different forms. Now is, the right time for a change of direction into making bowls and other forms.