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Sunday, September 19, 2010

I Am Alive....No, Really! I Am....Aren't I?

Where to start? I'm not sure....I should probably mention the exhibition was not a roaring success and leave it at that, you can draw your own conclusions. I will say that nobody seemed to sell anything, except maybe one or two small pots at the opening. I will know better next time. It has been a learning experience.
Anyway I have been roundly kicked up the bum over these last weeks by family and friends and finally the encouragement sank in and I have spent this week in the workshop reclaiming clay.

All of the clay...

Above is some of the still too wet bench full...

Next is the fairly wet batch.

Above is the almost ready to wedge and knead pile.

And here is the plaster slab still being loaded up regularly.

I emptied my whole bin. No half measures I decided, if I was going to do this I was going to do it properly. I think in total I have about 100kgs (220llbs), maybe more. It's difficult to judge until I reach the stage when I'm bagging it up. It's all just laying around in heaps at the moment, as you can see.
I only went out to the workshop to throw then realised I only had 8-10kg of usable clay left!
I hope by the end of this week to be able to start throwing. Wish me luck and strong shoulders for the wedging and kneading!
Thanks for visiting.


  1. An exhibition it´s only a exhibition, sometimes, not everybody has the sensibility to feel our work, or the money to buy it...KKKkkkk. Recycling is a good way to put some endorphines in our body and make us feel better!:-)
    Keep on, you have been doing a wonderful work!

  2. Glad you are still alive! 220 lbs of reclaim is awesome. Just don't get tendonitous from wedging too much at one time.
    I'm looking forward to seeing what your going to create with all that clay :)

  3. yeah, take those aggressions out on the clay. I've been to a couple of shows like that where hardly anyone sold anything, it happens and is in no way a reflection on the work.


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