I finally got to use a potters wheel.
Myself & Lorna (my daughter) took a trip to the beautiful town of Kinsale and took part in a one day pottery taster workshop at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre. I wish I'd taken more photographs especially of the gallery and the views.....
We did get SOME photos though (thanks to Lorna) and I'd like to share a few of them with you.
The workshop and gallery are located in a lovely spot just outside the village, its owned and run by the very charming Adrian.
When we walked into the toasty warm pottery studio on Sunday morning we were confronted by a pottery wheel that had been 'decorated' by a hen party the previous week...
My 16 year old daughter has never seen 'Ghost' and come to think of it its been YEARS since I have,
Hmmmmmm!!! I think maybe its time to rent that movie again!
Ok, so we had a little tour and a chat about what some ceramics terms, we oooohed and ahhhhed over some of the pieces left behind by more 'serious' students and then
We got stuck in !
Firstly we made a little wall plaque each ....
|After the colour was added|
|Lorna made a lovely 'welcome' sign .|
|Our two mugs are the upturned ones !|
After lunch we were free to make a larger piece.
Lorna made a fantastic wizard ...
And I made a (not quite so fantastic) Lighthouse for the garden...
|Here's Adrian our tutor tidying it up !!!|
I can't wait to see what they'll look like glazed.
I will be sure and post some pictures when we get them back !
Siubhan x x x