A Birthday Gift

For a recent milestone birthday I was given a fantastic group present of a 3 day ceramic course. A few weeks later I packed my bags and headed to Canberra for a Form and Surface Course with Ben Carter at the Canberra Potters’ Society.
After throwing forms and adding slip on day one we then swapped our creations for our classmates to decorate on day 2 and 3. Ben said this was to ensure we didn’t get precious with the work but I’m not so sure about that… working on other people’s creations made me feel MORE pressure!
Still, it was a pleasure handling my classmates work, which were quite different to what I would make and I’m excited to see them when they come out of the kiln. The image above was hand built by Isabel Mackay-Sim and I then added the slip and carved into it.
Keep an eye on Instagram for the finished pieces!