Burrowye Station Express

Arts, Agriculture,Community,Country

Month: June, 2014

Ten Lessons in Clay

1. Raku clay pre-pugged by a friend is a gift beyond price.

2. I may have one japanese tea bowl in mind, but my hands make what they make.

3. No perfection withut imperfection.

4. Smoking may almost be banned and I might only crave tobacco once a year, but my pots, bowls and cups will all be ashtrays. Until I have made enough ashtrays.

5. There is a mystical point in the hand modelling process when my lump of clay transforms into a beautiful form. I must remember to pause at this point.

6. Mastery is something to do with being able to start and knowing when to stop.

7. If hands enjoyed making it, hands will enjoy holding it.

8. Clay works like a clarifying mask on my tyrannical inner perfectionist.

9.Clay can offer an incredible amount of quiet fun in the time it takes a baby to nap

10. Did God work with some at some stage?

Photo on 27-06-14 at 8.15 PM #4

Photo on 27-06-14 at 7.01 PM

Snapshots

The start of a little collection for Burrowye Trade Store - tea, home grown produce, locally made clothes and other treats

The start of a little collection for Burrowye Trade Store – tea, home grown produce, locally made clothes and other treats

Year after year, the tobacco keeps popping up.  There are some photos of tobacco planting in Burrowye in the 1930s and I wonder if the seed bank dates from then.

Year after year, the tobacco keeps popping up. There are some photos of tobacco planting in Burrowye in the 1930s and I wonder if the seed bank dates from then.

More Persimmons from Stonroy, meaning more Persimmon Pannacotta. Yum.

More Persimmons from Stonroy, meaning more Persimmon Pannacotta. Yum.

Even the little garden behind the worker's cottage is ablaze.

Even the little garden behind the worker’s cottage is ablaze.

i am getting particularly good at carbonising things in the top oven of the Aga. From potential dinner to sculpture - James binned them before I could lacquer them but i know I'll be making these again.

i am getting particularly good at carbonising things in the top oven of the Aga. From potential dinner to sculpture – James binned them before I could lacquer them but I know I’ll be making these again.  

The bebe that was not going to get into our bed is turning the house upside down in the nicest possible way.

The bebe that was not going to get into our bed is turning the house upside down in the nicest possible way.

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