Last year I began ceramics classes, and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences. I have spent quite a bit of time learning and creating, and excitedly waiting to see what magic happens in the kilns as the glazes melt and combine, turning my work into surprises that I couldn’t have imagined. A day or so ago I visited a store in the Raval barrio of Barcelona called Angela Colls, which specializes in clays, glazes and all sort of pottery paraphernalia. I worked up the courage to buy the most expensive pencil I have ever bought, and slapped down my hard earned Euros for the ability to draw, in pencil, on my clay plates, dishes, platters and cups. I cannot wait to see the results.
These are some of the things that I have made over the last few months.
And just to keep myself inspired, 10 ceramic pieces that I covet by others: