Monday, 1 December 2008

This Week's Ceramic Class - Unbelievable

Remember me mentioning that miserable so-and-so of a tutor of mine who is critical and negative all the time? Well, I'm convinced he must be reading my blog! I took my flower mug into class tonight to be fired, and he said it was "excellent" and "very good"!! Wow! How amazing is that?!

I was hoping to finish my vase tonight but unfortunately, I didn't get as long to work on it as I was hoping for. I wanted to leave all my glazing until next week - the last week - but the tutor suggested I do some tonight in case everyone has the same idea and there ends up not being enough room in the kilns. So I didn't quite get to finish my vase but the tutor said I can go in tomorrow night to finish it. (If you're reading - thank you!)

Actually, I've decided I don't like glazing that much. When I'm a rich and famous potter (cough) I shall hire an assistant to do all my glazing for me, and then I can concentrate on the really fun bit - playing with clay!

I forgot to take my phone with me tonight (which has my camera on it) but a very nice lady in the class offered to take a picture for me and send it to my phone, so this is the vase so far!


I'm not sure how clear the picture is but that is supposed to be twine with ivy leaves cascading down. I'm not complaining about the photo at all - I was very grateful that the lady was willing to take the photo for me and send it to my phone, so I didn't want to push my luck by insisting she take a perfect photo! (Like any of mine are perfect!)

So, tomorrow night should have been the last drawing and painting class, but I've had to prioritise, and I shall go to the clay class instead. Next week I shall be glazing again.

6 comments:

JUDI TAVILL said...

It's super... I think the blog thing is a little scary... these other people CAN READ just like us.... Sorry about the treasury... It had EXPIRED by the time you were looking for it...

Undaunted said...

Thank you Judi!

I'm not too worried about him possibly reading my blog - if he wasn't so flamin' grumpy to start with I never would have complained about him on my blog!

What a shame about the treasury thing. What is it? A list of your favourite etsy items?

painter girl said...

Hey Un D,
The vase is looking so nice. I can't wait to see it done. I think the ivy looks very elegant.
Congrats on your teacher warming up some. I think he was nervous and also needed to feel like he was in control. Once he got that out of the way he could loosen up a little.
Awesome!

Undaunted said...

Thank you Leanne! I was a bit worried about whether they actually look like ivy leaves!

You're probably right about the tutor. I also wonder if he thought I was a bit of a brat, wanting to do things my own way. I always thank him for the lesson though (I don't hear anyone else do that) so hopefully he's realised that I'm not that bad either. :)

JafaBrit's Art said...

well it is a good enough pic I can see what you have done, and nice work.

Undaunted said...

Thank you Jafabrit! :)