Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Back to School

Ceramics School
Classroom
Ovens
Classroom
Teacher at the wheel
Kneading
I just enrolled in ceramics school this week and had my first class today! I feel like my arms are going to fall off! I did lots n' lots of kneading, I sat at the wheel for the first time in my life and learned how to center, cut and shape and loved every minute of it :) I also learned that a totally different set of skills is needed for this kind of craft, but most importantly I had fun learning something new. I'm excited to see where this will lead.

27 Lovely Comments:

Blogger Kathleen Maunder said...

Bravo, Geninne! I would love to learn that some day too. Looks like a beautiful, light-filled studio. I'm sure you will be amazing at it!

11/26/2013 3:22 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

That is something I would like to try one of these days! Have fun!

11/26/2013 5:42 PM  
Blogger floating thru fields said...

looks like an awesome studio!
I've always been interested in working with clay. I took a hand building class but would also love to take a throwing class. Can't wait to see what you come up with :)

11/26/2013 7:20 PM  
Blogger KC Pagano said...

I took a ceramics class in college and loved every second of it. Just wait until the first thing comes out of the kiln. Oh my it's exciting!

11/26/2013 9:08 PM  
Blogger Sonia / Cozy Memories said...

Lucky duck ! Wishing I could join you, my dear friend ! Enjoy ! oxox

11/26/2013 11:13 PM  
Blogger Lori ann said...

that's very exciting! my good friend is a potter and i hear it's very addicting!

11/26/2013 11:27 PM  
Blogger flowerpress said...

I've just finished a beginner's course and already signed up for a longer course.
I love the meditation of throwing, but I'm also excited about all the possibilities of decoration, which I know you will be love too.
You can see my first simple pieces on my instagram if you're interested @flowerpress

11/27/2013 12:12 AM  
Blogger cococita said...

Wow, lovely to see this. Wishing you all the best and plenty of pleasure while learning this new craft! It's on my wishlist as well. Looking forward to seeing your creations in ceramics. It will lead to much more beauty, that's what I already know :) Enjoy every single step of the process!

11/27/2013 3:05 AM  
Blogger Ariadne Skyrianidou said...

I am looking forward to seeing what you will make!AriadnefromGreece!

11/27/2013 5:21 AM  
Blogger oklyous said...

I really like ceramics, it is such a wonderfull material, and you can do so much with it.
I wasn't very good at it when I tried it, but found it meditative to do. I miss playing around with the clay and creating things.
I hope you learn a lot, and have a good time at it.

11/27/2013 5:34 AM  
Blogger Sorka said...

I had forgotten how much I like playing with clay till I was prepping some air dry for a craft project with my kids at our church kid's club the other day! It sure IS work though! Enjoy it!

11/27/2013 6:13 AM  
Blogger petunia girl said...

Good on you, Geninne, giving yourself the joy of fresh creation! Takes courage to play around with new materials, processes, & unexpected outcomes.

11/27/2013 7:54 AM  
Blogger jenny said...

you never cease to amaze me! such an inspiration! goodluck!

11/27/2013 7:58 AM  
Blogger Nancy Lee said...

Oh, you're going to have so much fun! I can just see your designs on dishes & cups. I used to do ceramics and thought the kick wheel was so meditative. & it's such a delight to see something you made come out of the kiln. Oh, and maybe you could put your designs on vases, too!

11/27/2013 8:52 AM  
Blogger Jan Davis said...

Have fun! Can't wait to see what you create!

11/27/2013 11:15 AM  
Blogger rode kers said...

Ik was zo jaloers bij het zien van deze foto's. Dat ik mij gelijk heb opgegeven voor keramiekopleiding 2014 SBB in Gouda. Thanxs!!

11/27/2013 1:27 PM  
Blogger nicole said...

I took a pottery class a few years ago, and like you, loved every minute of it (but whoa, it's definitely a whole new set of skills for sure!) I cannot wait to see where you take this. I'm dreaming of beautiful pots and mugs decorated Geninne-style. Heaven!

11/27/2013 1:53 PM  
Blogger HSF said...

So lucky! Love looking at your blog Geninne!

Greets from Northern Cali
Sara

11/28/2013 3:46 PM  
Blogger . said...

Thats so much fun, and I like it how its taking me to a different stage with my own art (I dont do the wheel though)... Really looking forward what you will be creating.
Have fun with it!!!!!

12/01/2013 5:35 AM  
Blogger CeCe Knight said...

It's the next step for you! I've been followiing you for years! You're gonna love it! I just finished an online class with Diana Fayt...so encouraging! I am grateful for your God given talents. I can't wait to see the fruits of your efforts! Eph. 4:1-16

12/02/2013 3:11 PM  
Blogger Margaret Brampton said...

Fabulous. I wish I was there to help you! Pottery is very exciting although I've been doing it for years I still get such a sense of anticipation every time I open the kiln.

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Blogger Andrea said...

Wonderful! I'm very jealous! I wonder if you will,grow to be addicted to the smell of a potting studio too?

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