Amazing Technicolour

What started off as a effortless way to meet new people has now turned into a regular evening activity. Pottery painting.

My latest project was a cookie jar. I wanted to make something really colourful to brighten up the white surfaces of the kitchen in my apartment. I used a range of seven colours to create a rainbow effect and left the paint drop down the sides.

One day I’ll be brave and progress beyond straight lines and stripes (see earlier post ‘A Pottery Painter‘).  But for now, every time I see this fabulous cookie jar I just can’t help singing the words to ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat‘!

I really never thought that I would be so enthusiastic about such a craft. Perhaps it’s the handmade factor (although some may argue that that’s not such a great thing), or the uncertainty of how the colours will really work once the pot is fired, or maybe its simply a very effective way to relax. (Personally, I think that bringing a bottle of wine to the studio is the real bonus).

‘The Clayroom’ is located in Coolidge Corner (map) and open everyday from 12pm until 10pm.


A Pottery Painter

The weekend got off to an arty start. In keeping with this theme, I attended a ‘Pottery Painting‘ meet-up group on Saturday evening.

The Clayroom is a paint-your-own pottery studio.  Pick a ceramic, decide on a pattern and get painting.  Simple.  The girls in the meet-up group had chosen a variety of mugs, dog bowls, and butter-dishes to paint.  Chester, the only male, was painting a car-shaped money-box.  Girls will be girls, and boys will be boys.

Having left my culinary belongings back in the UK, I lack somewhat anything useful for the kitchen.  My first painting project was a mug.  We all need a cup of tea.

The atmosphere is relaxed and you can bring your own wine in the evenings.  Tuesday nights is even ‘pizza-night’ (apparently).  The Clayroom is located in Coolidge Corner (map) and open everyday from 12pm until 10pm.