05 January 2018

A bit of a look back

And I mean way back...

 this vase was made when I was living in Papua New Guinea and first started on the pottery wheel.
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.


Elephant's Child said...

Once the potting addiction has been acquired do people ever completely give up? I hope not. Passions should be nurtured.
I like your vase - and its contents.

Anna said...

Hi EC thank you... well most potters keep at it until their bodies say no sorry not anymore..