Wool, Wiltshire and All Manner of Wonderful Things!

Been Busy!

It’s been a wonderful week- lot’s going on, so not much blogging. I’ll be in catch up mode for a while now. I was asked by Mrs T (DIL) if I’d like to go with her and the children for a pottery session at her Mum’s pottery studio- Eastcott Studios.

Of course I said yes please and thank you very much.

Miss F explaining to Nana how to make the wheel go round! All pictures are by Mrs T.

Wondering how on earth you make a pyramid shape from a round blob of clay.

Once achieved, you flatten it and start to form a dip.

It may be resembling a pot.

J is a wonderful teacher- step by step, and with such patience.

Miss F even made a rim to hers, and as for

Master T- he’s a pro.

Then we made leaf shaped bowls- mine front right, little leaves on the board are mine- hopefully pendents ( more likely dust) and coasters by Mrs T.

I had the most marvellous time- got coated in clay, and was totally shattered at the end of the day. Children of course had bags of energy to chase round after J’s dog!

Comments on: "Been Busy!" (38)

  1. Oh that looks very fun! In the early 1990s I studied pottery and learned to throw pottery on the wheel (quite badly) – those photos brought a smile to my face and glad the children are getting to exercise their creative muscles!

  2. What a wonderful activity to do together! I tried it years ago and realised I would need years of practice before making anything on a wheel – I am very impressed!

  3. Sounds like a wonderful day. Out doing something fun with the littles ❀ And both littles are really good at pottery!

  4. What a wonderful day! Time with the kids and DIL, and it looks like a lot of fun! Your bowl is gorgeous as well πŸ™‚

  5. That looks like so much fun!

  6. That does look fun. Love the leaf idea, much more interesting than a normal bowl. X

  7. Looks a lot of fun! x

  8. What a wonderful day! Love the photos, and the makes. I have a dear friend who is a potter, it is amazing to watch how the wheel works and your hands can make the most lovely shapes. This was just what I needed to see this morning!

  9. What enormous fun! I’m quite envious, and I think your leaf bowl is going to be super.

  10. That looks like it was so much fun!

  11. claire93 said:

    sounds like a fabulous time out with the grandkids and DIL. So, when will you be entering the Great Pottery Throwdown?

  12. What fun! So lovely to have a relative with a pottery studio. Miss F also looks pretty accomplished to me. Tjank goodness for dogs to help wear kids out.

  13. What a great pottery session!

  14. I tried pottery years ago but didn’t like cleaning up the mess afterwards. Despite not being into it as a craft for myself, I really enjoyed the series on t.v. a while back, ‘The Great Pottery Throwdown’ – did you see it?
    I hope your efforts come out of the kiln in good shape.

  15. I can’t imagine a better way to spend the day than with grandchildren, playing in mud. πŸ˜‰ What fun! Nothing else matters.

  16. What fun! I’ve never tried using a wheel, very impressed with what you and the littlies achieved. Working with clay doesn’t come naturally to me, I manage to produce stuff that a 3-year old would be ashamed of, but I like the feel of it πŸ™‚

  17. How lovely! Have never tried a wheel & should probably stick to sewing machines, which seem to figure in life a teensy bit more regularly. Good luck with those leaf pendants — a lovely idea!

  18. How marvelous! So well made. I could never master making pots on a wheel.

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