Weekend Pottery

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.





About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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8 Responses to Weekend Pottery

  1. gaiainaction says:

    Great creativity Mary, I am sure you enjoyed it very much. I was impressed with all of your beautiful flower pics and especially the figs, I so love figs – straight from the trees :-) Glad you have them in your garden.

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  2. arlingwoman says:

    What fun this looks. I have always wanted to learn pottery but feared I would wind up with lots and lots of stuff. But I bet shaping things is fun.

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    • Mary Tang says:

      Just like being back in kindergarten and making stuff with play dough. If you worry about having too much stuff just squash them up and don’t have them fired. The Tibetan monks makes these beautiful mandalas with coloured sand then sweep them away when completed and we’ve all built sand castles.

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  3. Laurie Graves says:

    Good luck with those spoons!

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  4. I can’t do the sums, but there must be a multiple of figs you can buy to get your money’s worth :)

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