Sunday, April 20, 2014
Over the last couple months I've been indulging myself in a new hobby. I just recently started going to ceramics classes at the Northern Clay Center this past January and after my first class I was absolutely smitten! There's something really meditative and incredible about sitting next to a potter's wheel and just moving clay around with your hands. I was talking to a friend the other day and caught myself trying to explain the process --- though it's still a creative endeavor, it's nothing like drawing. It's more like you're there, and just letting the clay make it's own shape. It's nice to be able to pick up a hobby where I don't have to stress about making something super technical with every turn!
I've probably made at least 40 teacups by now and have gone through two five week classes. I am really looking forward to going back and taking another once teaching is over and I've freed up a little more time in my schedule. Though I'm far from being a master, I'm really very proud of the things I've done.
I just re-opened my Etsy shop the other week as well, and today, during the wonderful 70 degree weather, Chris and I opened the windows and did a little photo shoot with my teacups!
Here are the first four in all their glory! If you'd like to see the other photos of them I'll be posting them on my Etsy shop as I go! I can't wait to get to the point where I can paint things on them!