I’m going to be trying something totally new next Monday. Last December while I was at the Ponte Vedra Small Objects show I met Tim Bullard, a Jacksonville potter. I had bought a piece from him last year, since I love his horsehair raku.
At the beginning of the year I got an e-flyer from the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach that he is going to be teaching a six-week class:
Pottery: Hand Building and Wheel Throwing
Mondays, 12:45 to 2:45
Learn basic pinch, slab, and coil construction methods as well as the use of impressions. Basic wheel throwing will also be taught. Students will learn how to glaze and finish their pots using high-fire glazing techniques. No previous clay experience is required.
I’ve never done any pottery before, but I see the wooden forms I make and ceramic forms have very much in common. Tim and I have even done some similar surface treatments recently.
Some of Tim’s newer work.
One of my latest Zentangle pieces.
I’m looking forward to the class. Even though I just can’t afford to spend the time on a new aspect of artistic creation, I think I’ll get some good inspiration for my woodwork.
Tim is also a Creator at One Spark, looking to make art more accessible in Jacksonville.