Saturday, May 11, 2013

Keep Calm and Throw Clay.

That's what I have been doing for the last few weeks.
I have been taking pottery classes and thought of doing a photo shoot with some of my amateur creations.
 A tiny beaker.

A bowl.

I am just a very happy person today.
When you do the glaze you just say a little prayer and hope it will turn out the way you expect it to be.
This one has just surprised me!
These ones are from my first class. Will try and share more as I get better:-)

( Images by Arch)


Shankari said...

These are great Archana. I especially loved the last one. They all remind me of the "bharani's"(word in tamil to denote pickle jars) in my mom's house :)

Jyotsna Wase said...

I'll be putting up my glazed work in the next post. Thought you'd be interested in this :)

Loved how yours has turned out though.

Turmeric n Spice said...

amateur ?? Who are you calling amateur, this is awesome !!

pRiyA said...

Very very beautiful. All of them.

Vidya R said...

OOOhhhh,this is just lovely already!!!i hope everything turns out the way you wish-that ways we all can get a peek inside that lovely creative brain of yours ;)

Vandana said...

Your creations look lovely!!Would love to join a pottery class here.....maybe some time I shall.....

Priyanka S said...

Beautiful shoot!

I had been toying with the idea of taking a pottery class but ultimately ended up going to an oil and acrylic painting one to further refine my technique. Looking at your creations, I do have a secret regret that I didn't pursue my original choice:)

For me, I too had perceived glazing as a very exciting part of the journey.

You may be interested in reading this post of mine:

a Rat said...

lovely and artistic. :)

A Rat's Nibble

Amrita Tripathy said...

Its so much true that world is small enough for like minded people..

While studying in Pondicherry , I always wanted to learn this art.. never managed to till day..But I am sure one day I will..

Seeing your work, makes me feel so :)..
And these ones are so beautiful.. no plans for making a cup/ mug..?? I am eager to see your hand made cup and tea in it photographed Archana..

I esp like the first and last ones.. :)

All the best for the new ventures in this field. :)

Anita said...

Can't believe you're already turning out things like this! But you're very talented, so not surprising I guess :-) I've just started some clay work myself, but just manage weekends, so it's slow. But I'm loving it - the feel of clay and the fact that you're creating something with your hands! It's quite a feeling. I am sure we'll see some super stuff coming out of your hands at the rate at which you're going :-)

Arch at Rang said...

Thanks everyone for the encouraging words:-)

Jyotsna~ Lovely work, lot of hand building.

Priyanka~ Do give it a try when you have the time.

Anita~ I struggled with the centering for many classes!

...but it's great to move out of one's comfort zone and try something new.

Would love to see your work.

Dithi said...

You are SO good Archana - you are a natural! I have been meaning to get my hands into this for quite some time now. LOVE the glazes on each of these and the colours too. Keep going - I can imagine how much fun you must be having - looking forward to more pottery art from my Goddess!

vineeta said...

This is fantastic! I love the way the colours and the glazes work on each. They are all of them GORGEOUS. Trust me.