I spent some time in my pottery studio yesterday. It’s been a while so it took a few tries to get the hang of it again. I ruined several pots and started to get frustrated so I took a break, turned on some music and started much slower. Slowing down was key and I was able to make some nice vases. The one thing about having a pottery studio in your house is that it is so unbelievably messy. You feel pressure to create some actual pieces in the end for all the mess you create getting there.
At some point I’ll clean my studio this spring and take pictures of everything. Right now it’s a mess so you’re just left with this sneak peak.
My Amaco glazes all lined up. I used to order glazes online but now I find it’s much easier to just stop by Dick Blick Art Materials in Omaha for them. I don’t have to worry about them freezing during shipping, etc. They have a nice selection and it makes my life a lot easier. Plus I am just doing pottery for fun and I really don’t every plan on mixing my own glazes.
I also buy my clay at Dick Blick because I hate paying to ship clay. Clay comes in 25 lb bags or 50 lb boxes so you can imagine how much that costs to ship. I used to order AMAZING clays online but it was just too much of a hassle trying to order during the winter and paying for shipping. This clay I can buy from the store is nice enough.
Messy, messy, messy studio! It’s REALLY hard to clean everything in the winter. I usually just haul everything outside and hose it down with a garden hose but that’s kind of hard in the winter. Come spring my pottery studio will look picture perfect!
I posted a video of one of my vases spinning on my Instagram today. Apparently I can’t insert video as easily as I can photos.