To think that you can actually make pots from clay! It's amazing isn't it?!
On my recent work away day we spent the afternoon, after the business bit, with a potter. Naturally I knew exactly what I wanted to make and of course it was linked to horticulture. I love handmade pots. I love simplicity and the rough nature of such items and of course mine was going to be rough!
After throwing the clay it was centred on the wheel and I began to turn the clay to form a little mound.
The glasses were a bit of a problem, constantly slipping down my nose, luckily I had a helper on hand to push them back up.
After making the small mound of clay it was time to start making the pot. A small hole was made in the clay and this stopped around 1-2 centimetres from the base.
The nearly finished pot complete with me gurning like an idiot. Apparently I do this when concentrating!
And here is the finished article complete with lip! It was so rewarding making a pot by hand and now i've got the bug. I want to make all my pots by hand, not to mention my plates, mugs, jugs, bowls, etc!
Well, maybe one day!