Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I am joining a POTTERY GROUP!

I am super excited too! I knew that there was a Pottery Club in the same building as my Tuesday Patchwork Class... and yesterday I decided to make enquiries about joining ... and I'm going TODAY at 10 am!

In case ya didn't know... I used to be a mad keen potter... I made it, I sold it, I taught pottery to Adults at Night School.... I had my own studio, wheel, kiln... THE WORKS. Then when we moved to Palmerston North with four kids (two who were babies at the time) I stopped potting... I sold all my equipment. I didn't miss it either, it was so time consuming. But now.. I want to do a LITTLE bit of pottery. I miss the wheel. I miss the glazing... WOOO HOOO!

So, that's what I will be doing today. POTTING. Meeting new people! HAVING FUN. SMILING.

ABOVE: The Pottery Group...lots of new names to learn.

ABOVE: me throwing a pot.. I was so nervous! It's the first time I've done it in years.... and the ladies tried not to watch me, so I wouldn't feel under pressure to do it 'right' ... lol.

ABOVE AND BELOW: I made 5 pots today, these 4 I like. The other one... not so much.

I had a ball... and I'm so glad I went... I almost chickened out... cos I don't like the mess it makes.. but it was AWESOME. I have to go back tomorrow morning to turn the pots 'bottoms'... fun!

It's now well after 1pm and I'm starving! Off to feed the face....

End of Day: it's been a really neat day. Did I mention how much I liked the Pottery Ladies? They were lovely. nite nite.


  1. Oh, I wish that I could join that group. It sounds like such fun!
    Have fun with it!

  2. ok now I am stinkin jealous. I want to do this too!!

  3. Is there anything you CAN'T do?
    Can't wait to see your creations!

  4. You sound so excited.
    You'll be the class star!!
    I loved pottery at school.
    Have a ball :)

  5. Enjoy!! I have just started a pottery course here, and just had my fist attempt at throwing a pot on the wheel last is harder than it looks!!! But I'm proud to say I was the only one who managed to get 2 good looking pots!! I love pottery...and am looking forward to being able to join a group after I finish my course!!

  6. Good for you!

    I like the movie 'Ghost'

  7. O Sweetie, I know how you feel! I used to do it too and it was soooo soothing, and yes, there is a big difference in doing something as a business and as a "relaxation"!

  8. Ye gods you are one talented woman.

    and you are doing things that make you happy.

    Go you!!!

  9. Your talents seem to know no end...

  10. Sounds like a lot of fun. You have many talents!! Enjoy!

  11. How exciting rediscovering your lost passions. A great way to get out & meet other people as well.

  12. Ah, my dear, you are a woman of many talents! I did ceramics once but I think pottery would be far more fun!

    Good on ya! xx

  13. Once again so envious of your talents!

  14. Wow, how cool! That just sounds neat on your hands. The feel of it.

  15. Ooooo I'd love to do a class like this!

    Have fun with it! Can't wait to see what you make! x

  16. Wow, Chris! Your a women of many talents. I love the pot on the top right.

  17. OMG woman - how many hours do you get in a day in New Zealand??? Surely it must be more than 24 for all the you are fitting into your life and if not it's time you confessed to what kind of superhero you really are ... lol

  18. How impressive! I have always wanted to try pottery but have never found the time - or the place - to try! Your pots look great. Can't wait to see them all finished.

  19. You've got so many hidden talents! Glad to hear all is well in your world. I see you are as busy as ever.

  20. Ooohh lovely! My mum does china painting so we have a huge kiln in our rumpus room (well in my childhood home)

    She hasn't done it since I was a baby though. I'd love to see her get back into it. Maybe after they move.


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