I’m probably the last to get on board with this idea. But better late than never.
I’m having my final hand-building pottery class tonight. It’s been nine wonderful weeks, and I will miss my cohorts since most of them are staying in this same class. I’m moving on to the wheel next. I want to make those face jugs and learning the wheel will enable me to do so by incorporating both techniques. Just the idea of this challenges me, and I can’t wait to start.
One of my book club members declined an invitation to join me in this next class, but her reason brought a new craft to my attention. She’s been making yard art by recycling glass and pottery that she has around the house. I Googled this and was stunned at the volume of pieces, ideas, and how different these can all be. What a great way to repurpose my not-so-attractive hand-built pottery pieces. I can hide them in new creations.
Over the years I’ve collected a sizable amount of broken dishes. There’s a big box of these around somewhere. Remember the movie “How to Make an American Quilt?” Remember the wall of broken dishes? I always thought I’d like to try one of those as well.
Isn’t it amazing how ingenious women are? What an incredible and beautiful way to repurpose every-day items, make art in the process, and keep our landfills to a minimum.