March 29, 2009

Pottery

I have taken up a new hobby, something I have wanted to do for a long time: I have started doing pottery, and am renting a studio with a lot of other girls (women?) in Grunel√łkka. At the moment I am pretty much trying out anything I can think of, and I recon it will take years of practice before I get any good, not to mention developing my own 'signature' style. So, I am definitely a pretty rubbish potter at this point, but it makes me positively giddy with joy!
This studio has a brilliant set-up, where by paying a monthly rent we have access to all the pottery equipment we need, such as clay, throwing wheels, ovens etc. Someone even loads the ovens for us. So all we have to do is turn up and make stuff, and then pick it up when it is fired.

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