23 July 2013

my very own ceramics!



I mentioned in previous entries that I took summer classes at a Pottery Guild, so here are the pieces I hand made!!  the first picture is of my favourite bowl and the second photo is an entire meal using all the pieces I made so far!

It's actually a much longer process than I thought.  By now I would have imagined that I made much more pieces than this, but with my actual life schedule with work and applying to jobs in Japan, it's quite hard to squeeze in... but maybe those are just excuses I made for myself. hahah

the last photo was some cute pieces I did with hand molding.  but unfortunately I did not get to see them come to life because (I think) someone stole them!  after their first firing process, I could not find them no matter how hard I searched!  and they're not going to get up and walk away on their own, so what are the chances that all 3 of my character pieces just disappeared altogether.  :-(

anyway, making pottery is really fun!  I enjoyed the feeling of molding the clay with my hands while spinning on the wheel... it's a nice sensation.  and surprisingly I picked up the technique quite fast.  the most exciting part for me was glazing the pieces because you can't really tell what they will look like when you're mixing and matching the colours, but after it comes out from the firing kiln, its such a delightful surprise to see how it worked out (or not worked out. haha).  I really enjoyed this new creative outlet and hope to come back to it in the future again.

15 comments:

Rina said...

わあああ〜!すごいだね!じょうずじょうず!美しいね!
No, you are right! creating ceramics is a long process all together. A lot of time goes into each beautiful piece you mold from the earthy clay~
ええードロボウ!ひどい!ちょかわいいキャラクターを作った。トトロみたいだね。
I hope we can see some more of your lovely ceramics in the future.
よかったねアロンくん!
♥♥

emma said...

congrats! I just love everything!too bad you don't have much time left for this talent.I'm so sorry for you about the last pieces,they were too cute and I guess someone couldn't resist.not cool anyway.

Grace said...

your ceramic looks very good, special for the first time. I remember that the first time I was trying to use the pottery wheel, my clay was flying out from the pottery wheel mechanic. Lucky, I didn't hit anyone.

You have talent surely.

Kat said...

Your pieces are beautiful!

I tried natto while I was in Japan...didnt agree with me unfortunately, but it looks tasty with the rice in your bowl!

Joy said...

the pieces you've made here are gorgeous. great work.

M@ said...

Yeah man! Ceramics is super fun! I'm glad you enjoyed it, we should throw together!

M@ said...

yeah man! ceramics is super fun! we should throw together!!! (where is this guild?)

Sun said...

Gorgeous sets! I want to see more :-D

thwany said...

Very nice!

Jay said...

Pottery is so much fun. Your pieces are so cute!!

Sewon said...

These are absolutely lovely! Ah, I'm planning a spontaneous trip to Japan and searching through your old entry for travel inspiration. :) :)

Hanna said...

You definitely have a talent! Your ceramics are so beautiful, people would definitely buy them!

Melissa~ said...

Congratulations!
Your first pieces are splendid. I fact, when I saw the first picture I thought you were going to recomend us a pottery brand or something.
I'm really amazed by their beauty. And with food on it they look even more beautifull.

Johanna Tagada said...

So pretty! Congratulations :)))

Anonymous said...

Your pieces are absolutely beautiful; you're very talented and should definitely continue with it. =)