Monday 7 May 2012

Plate making with friends..

The other day we joined friends in a pottery class, Ebi-kun wanted to make a dish and the other boys made mugs. The weather was awful so it was great to have something to do indoors.

The teacher, Junko is one of Amy's students and was very patient with the boys, she usually teaches 4th grade kids who are able to a lot more by themselves but the boys did really well.

I wanted to get in there and have a go myself, maybe next time! The pottery studio was rather cute, I love this bamboo storage idea for paintbrushes, I think I will have to have a go at making one and yes, this is her real phone.

After the class the boys had to choose which colour glaze they wanted and then they ended up outside - in the rain. Junko dug up a couple of these bamboo shoots and gave them to us, I didn't have a clue what to do with it. I got some advice from some online friends but then never got round to preparing it. I will know what to do with it new time!

All in all it was a fun day, the items that they made need to dry for 3 weeks before they can be fired so it will be a while before we get to see the finished pieces.

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