Greta MIchelle Joachim: Fine Artist and Potter
Pieces of My World II
This week the studio saw some action. Pots were made for a project I have coming up in the next few months and new clay was thrown. I also uploaded, after many moons, a new video to my Youtube channel, which you can view here.
As January winds to a close on Wednesday, I take the time to reflect on the month and assess where I am in terms of my goals. I have definitely seen some strides being made in how I approach things. I have been posting consistently-a big change for me- every day, I have been actively noting trends and statistics like a regular mathematician (do they note trends or is that someone else?), took a short course on planning content and can honestly say that I am learning so much and enjoying every minute ( Yes I enjoyed school and I like exams.) Have I met all my January goals? No. Is there room for improvement? Definitely! I plod on to February, though confident with the successes I have made, determined to go one step further. Let's go February!
This week Clay Talk begins its first clay project. Follow me as I take you through the process of making a pinch pot from start to finish; from making to glazing. This will be done in Three parts spread across into February with a break in between part two and three as we prep for firing.
If you would like to join in feel free to message me for clay and firing options.
I chose a pinch pot because it is the most basic of hand built pots yet has many possibilities and also because I have to include more handbuilding in my work now to protect my hands from any further stress. S0 let's get started.
I'm always scouring the internet for information on pottery. I surround myself with it. One of the clay artists I recently came across was Paulus Berensohn. I am now fascinated with his work and how he views clay not just as an artform but as an experience of being; of going back to creation beginnings. "We have a colloidal, clay like body". It's worth the time to look at a clip from his video "To Spring from the Hand"
It's still cold outside wherer you are? Then cosy up to these soda fired tenmoku glazed porcelain espresso mugs. Fits nicely in the palm of your hand with just the right amount of coffee zing.
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Have a creative week!
Hi I am an artist and potter here in Trinidad and Tobago, in the Caribbean. This is my blog and I hope you come along with me as I share pieces of my pottery world with you.