Wednesday 15 February 2012

Ceramics update.

The ceramics lecturer at my evening class is a forceful figure - and that's exactly what I need.

Here are some  of the smaller items I've been working on:

I was expecting that last night I would just continue working on these small items. However, I did bring along the sketch of my station facade for her to look at. I merely wanted to know whether it would be feasible in the weeks to come to make a clay model of something so large and complex.

Her response - "Right let's get cracking!" (That's 'cracking' in a good way and not in the sense of a destructive rampage through the shelves of pottery on display.)

So spent the evening doing the groundwork for the facade of my mainline station.

Rolling out the clay

Cutting the flattened clay to approx shape

Side view to show thickness of clay

Strips added which will eventually be columns etc.

Sketch lined up to show where columns etc will go.
Missy Elliott

Still enjoying Da Real World - a real masterpiece. I find this CD as satisfying as any of the classical music that I listen to every day and have been occasionally reporting upon in this blog.

As in my remarks about the Wu Tang Clan, I find the lyrics of these hip hop records somewhat disconcerting and entirely without justification. But maybe I'm missing the point and it is the very bluntness and blatantness of the words that drives the music.

Trying to resist the temptation to download other of her albums - it's worrying how much I spend on iTunes. Might compromise and download a couple of single tracks - after all, one track costs about the same as a bar of chocolate; and is much healthier for one.


Matthew 11:28-30

"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

Recently, I find myself repeating this saying of Jesus and pondering its application to what I do in my own life.


  1. I think it will be a masterpiece when finished, don't let that teacher at the class bully you though, you know what some of them are like, not the nice ones I know. Do you like Emelie Sandi (may be wrong spelling) her vocals are all the rage at the moment.

    1. Perhaps "bully" was the wrong word. She forces you to take risks. Not sure how to spell that singer's name either, but I have been taking her very seriously. Always sympathetic to Scottish based talent.

  2. Crumbs.. you can't have a bull(y) in a china shop