Inspite of hot and sweaty weather, there was no dearth of enthusiasm in our young potters. Students wanted to create a clay masterpiece for themselves and discover and rediscover the clay on each new day. Last week was great learning experience for me as I had students of varied age group who wanted to learn clay modelling...starting from our youngest potter who is just 3 years and a prodigy (I'm gonna write a separate post about her soon). There was also a parent child combo. Our super mom couldn't stop herself from touching the clay and joined clay classes with her daughter to experience it. Both were supremely talented and made some beautiful coil pot and clay mask. I also got chance to work with working professionals who want to come out of their comfort zone (A/c workstations) and were ready to explore clay on sweaty afternoons. At last how can i forget my little monster Aarav, the real hero who has all the weirdest ideas in his mind and wanted to make funny things with clay.
What I learned during these workshop is that most of us (including me..when I didn't learn the pottery) think that we are not artistic etall but after learning the basic pottery techniques we end up making real artistic clay work (which seems to be little impossible before we even touch the clay). Here is the preview of some the students' work!! Happy Claying!!
|Coil Toil: Clay Coil Pot|
|Youngest Potter in our club|
|First Clay Work by little Princess|
|Clay Mask by Mom and Daughter|
|Square Coil Pot|
|Super Achiever..Real Hard Work|