Greta MIchelle Joachim: Fine Artist and Potter
Pieces of My World II
March is here! With it comes the realisation that the first quarter of the year is almost over and time is moving as though possessed with a speed demon. I am now nearing the time for my first firing of the kiln and I too feel the need to speed to make sure I make my self appointed deadline but I am determined not to fall prey to that spirit; knowing that it could mean the loss of many pots.
My March challenge is of and running and many opportunities have landed on my desk, including some collaborations with some interesting people. So as I write this post I am mentally preparing myself for a photo shoot this week for publicity photos, which I did not have when the call came for them. Sigh... If you know me you know I prefer to be on the end of the camera that is not posing for the flash so send up a prayer that I don't run screaming or look as though there is a giant probe about to be inserted inside me via restriced access areas.
One thing I have experienced as a result of linking my life intimately with clay is the opportunity to learn skills that I have always been interested in such as photography. I have also learnt that I have a 'thing' for power tools- who knew! So I am here, accountable to my promise to myself and to you to make one pot per day for 31 days that reflect all aspects of tea. So far, so good.
For our clay talk today I'll share a slide show of pots from day 1 to 4, with a few shots of me trimming and throwing. Hope you enjoy.
Look out for another clay project coming soon.
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.