Open Access Clay Club

Today was the first Open Access clay club. This class is for those of you who wish to let your imagination run wild and you can create what you wish. I was so impressed with the wonderful creations made today I am sharing a few photos here. I will add finished photos after the glaze firing so you can see what these talented people did next.....

 

Beautiful screenprinted and layered bowl.

Beautiful screenprinted and layered bowl.

This is a Bird Bath made using crank clay. There is a screenprinted beetle inside and a little bird which is going to perch on the edge.....

This is a Bird Bath made using crank clay. There is a screenprinted beetle inside and a little bird which is going to perch on the edge.....

Wonderful planters which are going to have an interesting twist when finished.....

Wonderful planters which are going to have an interesting twist when finished.....

Open access is exactly that - my studio is open for you to have a go at everything - wheel throwing as well as handbuilding.

Open access is exactly that - my studio is open for you to have a go at everything - wheel throwing as well as handbuilding.

The most enormous bowl made on a hump mould with screenprint inside....

The most enormous bowl made on a hump mould with screenprint inside....

Ceramics on the Isle of Eigg

I am on holiday on the picturesque Isle of Eigg in the Scottish Small Islands.  We have seen dolphins and eagles and as I type the sun is shining. Yesterday we walked around the headland from Laig beach where we are staying to The Singing Sands cove. My daughter, aged 7,  was amazing at scrambling over the rocks and identifying which rocks would be slippery and which would be safe. All the while during this, at times treacherous walk, I was taking photographs of my small ceramic boats on the rocks, in rock pools, among seaweed for my Shipping forecast Project which is a book I am creating for my University degrees final major project. 

Welcome to Clay Club Blog

Many years ago I had a blog. It was called Just Herding Cats and was like a private diary of my families life. The trouble I found was that I spent so much time writing about my family and our life I sort of forgot to live it, so I stopped writing, forgot the password, changed email addresses 100 times and Just Herding Cats is now just out there somewhere floating about. It was set to private too so you might find it but you wont be able to read it..... Anyway what was all that leading up to? I am now braving a new blog - documenting bits and pieces I find interesting and hopefully sharing some of the happy times that happen at my workshops and with my ceramics.

You are welcome to comment, I especially hope to hear from people who have been to a class and are now sipping tea or eating crisps from one of their creations...... 

Welcome to my new home and I hope you will join me and my dogs and radio four in the studio soon.

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