Tuesday, 9 December 2008

My Last Ceramics Class :(

...well, until January anyway, but it's too long! It feels like forever!

I got to class late this week. I was feeling really unwell but I was determined to go and finish that vase! Thankfully it wasn't too dry at all, but I decided to just add three more leaves and then call it finished. Just three more leaves! What a shame I didn't have time to do that in the previous lesson - it could have been dry enough to fire by now! Now I shall have to wait until January. Oh well. That'll teach me to talk less!

My tutor was very pleasant and complimentary again! Maybe we just got off to a bad start? (Or maybe I over-reacted about the glazing issue?) Or maybe he's really shy and feels more comfortable with us all now? (Although some of the students go back year after year, so he knows them well) Or maybe he's just really happy that he won't have a class for five weeks?!

Next week I shall go in to pick up all my glazed pieces. I never did make any test tiles - I suppose these early pieces have become my test tiles really. My expectations aren't very high for the roasting dishes as I had a bit of a struggle glazing them, but I really hope the flower plate and mug come out well, which I glazed last night. We shall see...

4 comments:

painter girl said...

Can't wait to see all your goodies from the kiln. Hope the fire Gods smile on your pieces.
Leanne

Undaunted said...

Thanks Leanne! Me too!

cynthia said...

I'm glad things turned around for you....

You don't have to stop making stuff if you have a bit of clay on hand!

Undaunted said...

Thanks Cynthia.

That's true, but I still miss class because I don't have any of the right equipment at home, not even a whirler yet, so making things at home is trickier. Also, I can't have anything fired or glazed for five weeks! I have to wait until January to find out how my vase will come out! I do plan to enjoy this time away from class though, and I've been writing my shopping list for equipment!