Jun 072012
 

I think it’s been a while since I have updated on my pottery activities. So here are my latest creations –

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05-Jun-2012 06:14, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 200
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05-Jun-2012 06:14, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.1 sec, ISO 200
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05-Jun-2012 06:14, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 200
 
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05-Jun-2012 06:14, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.077 sec, ISO 200
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05-Jun-2012 06:14, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.077 sec, ISO 200
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05-Jun-2012 06:15, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.125 sec, ISO 200
 
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05-Jun-2012 06:15, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.077 sec, ISO 200
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05-Jun-2012 06:15, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.1 sec, ISO 200
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05-Jun-2012 06:15, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 200
 
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05-Jun-2012 06:17, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 125
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05-Jun-2012 06:17, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.04 sec, ISO 200
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05-Jun-2012 06:17, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 160
 
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05-Jun-2012 06:17, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 200
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05-Jun-2012 06:17, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 200
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05-Jun-2012 06:17, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.04 sec, ISO 200
 
Jun 252011
 

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22-Jun-2011 04:26, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 100

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22-Jun-2011 04:26, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 100

AD Pottery:  A square planter for growing some herbs on the new kitchen windowsill (made by coils rather than slabs - extra weight)

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AD Pottery: A square planter for growing some herbs on the new kitchen windowsill (made by coils rather than slabs – extra weight)22-Jun-2011 04:26, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 100

 

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22-Jun-2011 04:26, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 100

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22-Jun-2011 04:25, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 100

AD Pottery:  Not sure what this is for yet, but I am using more clay now to make bigger items on the wheel.

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AD Pottery: Not sure what this is for yet, but I am using more clay now to make bigger items on the wheel.22-Jun-2011 04:25, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.125 sec, ISO 320

 
Jun 212011
 

As I continue finding areas of my blog that need more posts, I also see that I will have to start keeping up with my craft projects as well. Over the years I have done a number of projects and tried to take pics, but somewhere along the line I stopped posting them…. That is about to change! πŸ˜›

My friend, S in AD had a birthday in April. Since she had passed on a couple skeins of yarn, I thought I would try to make her something special with what I had. So… here is the result:

I took a basic pattern from a hat website I have been using to make knitted hats. Then, I created my own crocheted pattern for the brim as I wanted to create something that would protect from the UAE sun even in the cooler months.

I was a bit worried that the hat would be too small, but it is a bit big, so I hope that S can make it shrink a bit to fit her petite head. πŸ˜€

More to come…

-T

Jun 202011
 

It just came to my realization that I have not made a single posting about my pottery hobby on this blog. It seems hardly possible considering how much of my life is spent on pottery and what it means to me to be able to do it regularly here in Abu Dhabi.

I first started pottery back in Japan when I lived in Kyoto. I needed to find something creative to do with my life that took me out of the house since I was living a very reclusive ‘housewife’ lifestyle back then. When I moved to New York, I tried to continue it but sadly the potters there were quite clique-ish and far to snobby for me to waste my time with them. After moving back to Japan, I found a lovely place called Art Factory where I went with a colleague for about a year. So, upon arriving in Abu Dhabi, I began to look for a place to continue doing pottery here. Luck would have it that Abu Dhabi Pottery is established here!

Homa Farley is the owner and teacher of classes. She also has a studio out of her home in Dubai, but AD is where it all began. So, for the past (almost) three years I have been going fairly regularly on Sunday nights to have a bit of creative release. πŸ™‚ I thoroughly enjoy it and miss getting my hands in the clay if I am away too long. Who would have thought a girl who hates to get her hands dirty would love pottery?!

Here are some photos (including works from Art Factory):

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Until next time,

-T