A Total TaiTai Tale

Tale of a Total TaiTai who was in Beijing & Beyond and is now in Singapore & Surroundings!

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And here are all of my Ceramics

It was a fun process learning about the creation of the shape and the end result of the glazing.
Not much free creativity on those but I guess you have to start with following instructions at first (not my strong point 😜).

Fun fact: When I started patchwork years ago, I decided to go with my own design for one of my first patchwork piece!! So not only did I have to design it (from different gathered designs I must say) but also figuring out the quantity of fabrics needed. My mother-in-law (a great quilter!) couldn’t believe I would do such a thing instead of starting with a simple to follow instructions quilt 😜

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It’s Monday and while it’s not walking Monday or even ceramics Monday anymore I’m sure you were dying to see the rest of my pieces after the glaze firing 😜

I went to pick them up at Lasalle and it’s always a surprise how the glaze react to each other and/or to the fire.

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So we got our first batch of glaze firing back.

We didn’t use our best pieces to test so we could try out layering colors and see the effect (colors don’t really blend)

We were told that what you paint is not really what you get and it was the only part he couldn’t be sure what it will end up. Glazing can actually be a whole other class and you can change the whole look of a piece with it.

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Second ceramics update of the week.
Nothing much exciting going on in my life apart from 2 ceramics classes and 2 photography classes per week.

Today we try our hands on glazing and we actually found that part quite challenging because nothing we did was a true representation of what the end products, after firing, would look like.

I’ve been told that those should come out pretty good (hard to believe when you look at these!!)

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Monday used to be Walk post, now it’s ceramics class update ;-).

Today we used a simple technique: flattening clay and forming the shape onto a player of Paris mold so we got to be creative with our pieces.

I can’t wait for the glazing process to start.

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The Masterpiece!

It took us 2 classes (Monday & Today) to coil and learning to decrease and increase the size, this vase.
While it was drying in the sun and from afar it looked like the shape of the strapless dress 😉

Once again we all had the same instructions and model and we all ended up with very different creations. As the teacher said none were wrong, just showing our own individuality and artistic interpretation.

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A finished pot (need glazing and firing) and another pot which still need to be “polished”.

Not sure how many more lessons before I turned into Demi Moore in Ghost ;-).
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Yesterday was my second ceramics class.
I must really enjoy it because I showed up 1 hour early!!!

We learned the coil technique: Building a flat base, rolling long cylindrical strips and then placing one coil on top of each other.

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We all started with 500gr of Clay (three time), yet each one is very different (different technique) and each individual has different way of doing it.

FYI the lonely one is from the teacher. I’m the 3rd row. (One student’s work is missing and hers were very different).
#LovingIt

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It’s Monday but for the next few weeks you won’t have a post on my walk around the island since I’ve signed up for a Ceramics class at LaSalle school of Arts.

Hoping to get the creative juice flowing so I can start my own project (not necessary related to ceramics).

I’m actually really enjoying this. And find myself looking forward to Wednesday class. But I do like to work with my hand. Already eyeing a woodwork workshop in the new year!!

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