And I mean way back...
There were no formal classes but some very encouraging potters who got me hooked on clay.
I might have a rummage and see if I can find my notebook from back then... it was a stoneware clay and fired in a gas kiln. As for the glaze, it obviously had cobalt in it for the blue but I've no idea of the recipe. I wonder if any of those people are still potting.
The flora here is mostly Australian - the fruit in the foreground is from a Weeping Lilly Pilly shrub, the violet are the native Viola hederacea which is one of my favourite plants.
The yellow is aptly called Yellow Buttons and there is an exotic Duranta repens Geisha Girl which gets orange berries, at the back.
A nice indoor decoration to start the year now that the Christmas decorations have been boxed up and put away.
Welcome to 2018 - I hope its a good one for you.