The body of the periwinkle was easy to do. It´s not solid as one can think. under the body there´s some newspaper as filling.
I have had real fun today at my pottery class. But I had to go up 5:15 am. Naturly Hector had to go out 4:45 am so it was no use to get back to bed after letting him out and then in again. I went from home at seven and the roads were completely empty then. It´s real nice to drive then. I can drive in the speed I like and look on the surroundings if I want to. The road to Kungälv is really beautiful and I´ll try to take some pictures on my way there tomorrow.
The shell was more difficult to do. I pressed the clay flat and rolled it around newspaper. Then I rolled it together in the shape it has now. This is the side that was against the table at first. I think I managed to make it less flat after a while.
As You can see this side isn´t that flat. But I´m proud to have managed to make this periwinkle today. I haven´t done anything with clay for almost thirty years. I really hopes that the next thing will turn out good. That is more difficult to do I think and if I succed with it I would be even prouder :-)
I became best friend for tye day with one of our teachers dogs, a Berner sennen and I can say that my dogs sniffed me through thurully when I came home :-) I had an idea what to do today, a periwinkle. The body was quite easy, but the shell was the more difficult to do because it´s hollow. This is the first thing in almost thirty years I´ve made in clay and it was really funny!
This one and the next one is actully the same thing, but made in different ways. At first it was really difficult to understand what it was,
It took me almost three hours to do and now it must dry slowly for a long time until it must into the owen for the first time. After that it will get some colour of some kind. After that I started with something really difficult, but I wont tell You yet what it is. It may collapse during the night and then I have to start all over again. But the start of it is really promising even if I thought it would look like an alien while doing it :-) :-)
but after a while it was no problem at all. I´ll show You better pictures of them tomorrow. Can You guess what these things are? They are artichokes.
On my way to the class I listened to the weather forcast. They said that snow would come in over the coast at midnight to night. Midnight came early today, just about eight o klock am I would say :-) :-) But it´s a gentle snowfall so I don´t think i will get any problems tomorrow morning when driving to Kungälv again. I spoiled my dogs when I came home today. They have gotten some cow stomac and some pigs ears to chew on. I think they deserv that when I´m not at home for so long at a weekend. Have a nice day now and enjoy the pictures of my masterpiece of clay :-)