A few weeks ago I spent the most amazing day at my friend, Tina's, pottery studio making buttons and thought I would share some of the photos with you. I also love seeing other people's creative spaces, don't you?
So let's go in through these beautiful stained glass doors:
The last time I worked with clay was when I was at middle school in late 1970s so I was not quite sure what would be involved when Tina said "come and make some proper buttons at my studio" when she had seen my attempts with air-drying clay, but there was a little reassurance from the sign hanging just inside the door!
We chatted and listened to the radio as we worked, which was quite a treat as we are both used to working alone in our respective studios. I had no idea how much work would be involved in making these buttons, but I loved every minute.
Tina made us a lovely lunch of carrot & ginger soup with rye bread, which was delicious.
I cut out more buttons in the afternoon...I still haven't counted how many I made!
Here they all are ready to go into the kiln for their first firing:
Here are just a few of the lovely buttons I collected a couple of weeks ago. My plans for them are top secret at the moment, but I am sure I shall reveal all here at some point over the coming months.
Bye for now,