I spent four hours at Mosman High School today, making pottery by hand. Our tutor asked us to make three spoons, three bowls and a platter each, after showing us how to pinch pots, how to roll a coil to make a spoon and how to roll a slab to make a platter. We were not given a break but I took one anyway and walked up the street to get a snack.
Mosman is one of Australia’s most expensive suburbs and I could see that by the variety and prices of the flowers they sell in front of the local fruit market. They were also selling figs for $2 each – actually marked $1.99 but since we don’t have a one cent piece you won’t get change from $2.00. I congratulated myself for having several fruiting fig trees.
I managed to complete my work after the break. I fell in love with spoon making and produced five. Who knows how many would survive the firing. In any case it was fun.