Pretty Primitive Pottery

14 Apr

Pottery make #2. A coil pot for my cactus friend.

We learned to make coil pots, and as you can see from mine, I haven’t really mastered the technique yet! Uneven walls, uneven edge, heck I didn’t even manage to smoothe the clay out neatly!

As soon as it came out of the kiln I was ready to bin it, but Colin, our tutor, said that I should at least use it as painting experience. I love all things Native American, so I decorated it with a Thunderbird, arrows and various icons. Two arrows pointing in the same direction means ‘protection’ and two crossed arrows supposedly means ‘friendship’.

I suppose the style lends itself to the shape of the pot….I just hope I get better at both the sculpting and painting execution as I continue!

My mum brought me a real miniature Saguaro cactus from her travels in Arizona, and he seems quite happy in his new home.

As with most of my makes which seem to be doomed during the crafting process, I’ve come to quite like this pot now that it is finished! It was certainly great fun to make and every time I look at it, I am reminded of how much I am enjoying the course.

I guess the lesson that I am learning from pottery is ‘walk before you run’ or I suppose, in my case, ‘crawl before you walk’. If I keep projects simple, I’m more likely to have success! Onwards and upwards….

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3 Responses to “Pretty Primitive Pottery”

  1. knittedfog 04/18/2013 at 06:55 #

    Greetings from Yorkshire! thanks for reading and liking the feminist coffee post, it was a reblog to begin with, I’ll pass the info along.
    Amanda

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    • carlymau 04/18/2013 at 09:23 #

      I am also in Yorkshire! Best place on Earth. Thanks for passing my comments on, I’m really enjoying reading your blog!

      Like

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