What a week we had in the mudroom…. my lovely twin daughters and I! It’s hard to put into words how fabulous it was to witness Morgan and Bronwyn , here in my studio working with clay. When they were young and I was working downstairs in the studio, preparing for some show or another, I had very little time or patience for their fun and explorations – no regrets, just reality!
So, to be able to give over to their experiences of exploring clay was just so heartwarming! They were full of ideas and did in fact execute them all really well!
Morgan wanted to make some vases using the extruder and Bronwyn rolled out more clay to make some coasters!
Then it was onto the wheel…..they both had such lofty ambitions….not just a bowl or a cup or a mug…no, they wanted to make teapots!!!! Ok, so here we go….
There was only a very small moment or two, on about the 5th day, that i got a bit grumpy….i was tired and we had to make the lids!!!! oh well, we managed to get them made and then spent a morning assembling them….
Our final project was a collaboration! 9 small canvases, with an image of St. Ann’s Bay at Sunset covering the whole thing! We spent a very fun last evening together, painting, listening to music…..it was a great way to end their week here. Now we each have a 3rd of the painting to remind us!
And now it’s back to work for me and the reality that it might be a year or more before we see each other again. It’s such a bitter sweet life eh!