Thursday, August 23, 2007

Therapy~~

Okay, so we all know what "Fiber Therapy" does for a knitter...muggles think it has something to do with taking Metamucil~wrong...

"Fiber Therapy"....well, I don't think I need to explain!

If you've been reading in recent months you know I've started a pottery class. Something I've always wanted to do...just another "artistic" outlet for me! It's a very free form sort of class, various levels of experience and as one of my classmates said...they're sort of a "club" instead of a teaching environment. MY kinda class...very unstructured...do what you want to do. However, our instructor comes to us each week with a "challenge" or idea to inspire us, otherwise you do what the heck you want to do!
So, I'm sure you are asking by know...."What in the world has she been making?"

Stop laughing...I know it all looks like I'd been drinking when I made it...I swear I was totally sober! The little pitcher to the left is the very first project I made on the wheel, then we were challenged to "throw" a plate~~mine? The ugly purple one, you can't see how utterly disfigured that plate really is...it's better described as a "dish"! Then we were to be "inspired" by nature...so I did a "pressed" piece with the dogwood leaves (shhh~that's my Mom's Christmas present) and then the little blue thing...that's going to be a pen holder for Hubby's desk!
"Clay Therapy"...this is where you can take out your frustrations of the day....week....month...year?!?!
Work got you on edge? Family members driving you crazy? Ex-girlfriends (remember I stared this class just when oldest son dumped TGFH) giving you and your family grief? 100 degree temperatures making you cranky? TAKE A POTTERY CLASS!!!
I have to say this has been so much fun! Will I continue? I'm not sure if I'll go through the winter months but maybe in the Spring?!?!
Back to my fiber therapy now...

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!

8 comments:

Issy said...

Well I think they are all beautiful! Especially the colours. For a first attempt they are amazing!You go (throw) girl!

Bobbi said...

Looks like you had fun!

JustApril said...

I like them, too! I've always been interested in doing pottery on a wheel, and I know it's much harder than it looks. You did really well. Issy is right the colors are very nice.

Nikki said...

Oh Wow! Robin those are beautiful!!

I think you did great!! If it helps you feel better about your purple dish, just remember the learning curve on spinning. How that first skein of handspun was so lumpy and bumpy and crazy all over but very beautiful!

Diana said...

Everything is great! I love the Dogwood plate! Like Nikki said about the first spinnng!! But for first pottery it looks pretty darn good to me!
Where did you take the class?

Sara said...

hey looks like you had some good fun, and I think they all turned out just beautiful!!

Becky said...

They are beautiful! Another thing I've always wanted to learn to do. You go girl!

Margaret said...

Wedging a big hunk of clay can be VERY therapeutic! I love the color of the purple dish, and the pressed dogwood leaves are really cool.