Working with ceramics, I regularly raid my kitchen cupboards for tools I can use - chopping boards, knives, spoon, fork, sieve, measuring jug... etc. More often than not, those items stay in the studio never making it back to the kitchen. This (bad) habit of mine has resulted in a need for me to buy kitchen things in twos, or even worse, just for the studio. I have more cookie cutters in the studio than the kitchen (I don't even bake!).
So at the moment I'm making a ceramics side table. Yes, that's right, a ceramics side table. So I've made the forms, and everything is good with that so far. The problem is I'm having lots of trouble making up my mind on what kind of surface treatment I want to apply. Dilemma, dilemma!
Anyhow, on a better note, my throwing teacher said I'm a natural on the wheel. *big grin* And he said he wasn't just being nice about it, which made me extremely happy. I made 3 small bowls during class this week and I can't wait to see them finished.
It's funny how even though I have been working with ceramics for a while and therefore would consider myself somewhat of an intermediate hand builder, working on the wheel is a completely new thing for me. I'm a total noob! And because things are so strange yet familiar, I find myself doubting things which I already know. It's like when you've been using a PC your whole life and suddenly starts a new job that uses a Mac only. Where's the Ctrl button on a Mac?! Hehe.
Thanks for reading, I was very ill in the past two weeks and so didn't have the energy to write or do any ceramics. I spent days watching Agatha Christie's Poirot on YouTube (thank you dear uploaders!) in bed. See you in one week.
Irine is a recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts' Artstart Grant (June 2014-2015).
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