Friday, 26 March 2010

Day four

Well, today nearly didn't happen! I went shopping with my Mum this afternoon, and I came home so exhausted that I just went to bed! She bought me a lovely little gift set of of Baileys with a mug, whisk, and chocolate! I can't wait to indulge... :)

But have no fear, I did get up again in the middle of the night to have some clay time! Remember this mug that I made for my Mum?

Well, apart from the fact that the glaze was hideous, it got broken anyway, so I was working on a replacement. I tried experimenting with a square bottom, but it wasn't working, so I took that off and put a round bottom on it, but the whole thing just wasn't working really, so unfortunately I have nothing to show you. I don't feel that the time was wasted though because a) it was MY time, my clay time, and b) I was spending time getting to know my new clay.

I shall see how the mood takes me tomorrow and either try again or work on something else. Freda keeps calling me, but I'm resisting for some reason. I think it's because she kept me up all night last time and I'm worried she'll do the same again.

It was so funny when Mum's mug broke. She rang me and said "Linda I have some bad news". Of course I was really worried. "What's happened?" I said. "My mug got broken". Well, I just laughed my head off! I never liked the finished thing anyway and I couldn't think of a better ending for it! But for some strange reason my Mum loved it. Mum's are cute like that aren't they?

Anyway, remember folks, it's not too late to join the challenge! It's one hour a day of ME TIME!! Go on! You know you want to! :)


Dirt-Kicker Pottery said...

That is a great mug. I like the glaze. Is that detail slip trailing? Your Mom has good taste :)

Undaunted said...

Thank you Cindy :) And thanks for popping over and leaving a comment.

The problem with the glaze is that I thought it was pink, but it was a glaze at class and the container had something else in it! So it came out a sort of green colour, but it had dribbles in it. Then I reglazed it lilac but you can still see the other glaze showing through. I suppose it wasn't so bad, it just wasn't what I had planned!

No, the detail that you see was from using a lino cut, as this mug was slab built. I'm glad you noticed it though :)

Kathy L said...

It is funny how things work out isn't it? Moms love the stuff we make no matter how ugly or hideous we think it is. I rather like the mug too!

Undaunted said...

Thank you Kathy. Yes it's true! My Mum always wants everything I've made! It's a nice feeling to know that she is proud of me though :)