Well yes, I do, and like Suzi over at The Smart Cat I still have that funny little pot. When I first learnt to throw on the wheel back in the early 1980s, I was living in Papua New Guinea and went along to a Co-op at the University where a clay studio had been set up to help local potters learn Western methods. I was given a demonstration, a few balls of clay and told to 'see what you can do with that'. Well after a few false starts this is what I managed to produce and the lovely encouraging women there even fired it for me. It has followed around over many house moves back in Australia.
|wheel thrown stoneware with 'student' glaze (left overs mixed together) reduction firing|
My next 'first' was a hand building night class back in Australia in the mid '80s
|handbuilt, earthenware clay, oxides and brown glaze inside pot,|
These are collectables now though very kitch they do have a certain charm - a little ash tray (do they still make those?) by Studio Anna circa 1950s - 1960s. The 'Aboriginal' design would also be politically incorrect now. Don't forget to check out Mud Colony and maybe say hi on one of my Facebook pages, Anna's Aussie Ceramics (Group Page) or my Artist Page - Anna's Ceramics...