Friday, 12 March 2010
Staff clay day
Of the 12 or so administration staff I invited, only 3 could come up to Cloud Farm Studio of Celeste Coucke and Stephen Fearnley, 2 local artist just outside of Robertson.
I want to make 2010 the year of doing more social activities with staff, but it seems like they all have a pretty full social schedule as it is!
We made 5 pieces each in the 1 day workshop and Celeste put them through bisque firing to harden them and then some were sawdust fired and others were glazed. It was a wonderful relaxing day and time seemed to pass very quickly as we all concentrated on forming our pots.
Ceramics has many processes and the forming of the clay in your hands is but one. Being also local to Robertson allowed me to see all the processes from how Celeste packed the kiln, to how the saw dust firepit looked after it had been burning for 4 days. I helped Celeste glaze some of the pots we made and also waxed the pots that were saw dust fired.
Though we all spent a whole day forming the pots, there were several more day's of work land processes that went into making the pots "finished". Many thanks to the amazing generosity with which Celeste shared her skills with us.