The potter's wheel may look easy when you see the experts at work
but it takes perseverance, dedication and practice - (a lot of practice!) to produce simple, elegant pottery such as Janet's shown here.
Gloria has a big, bold personality and produces big bold pots.
She uses the coil method rather than the wheel. This pot is still at the clay stage - yet to be biscuit fired and glazed. She decorates them in many interesting ways; I'll show some in later blogs.
My earrings and pendants have now been biscuit fired. Today I put touches of dilute cobalt oxide to run into the crevices of the texture on the outside of the little pendant 'bowls'. It appears pink but will become blue.
The outside will have a matt finish, without glaze but the inside will be shiny with the melted turquoise glass. I also put a blob of dark blue underglaze in the centre of the bottom of the bowl - I hope it will give the appearance of depth once the glass has melted. We'll see!