My TV watching tends to comprise of selected shows from the catch-up options available on Freeview. Sometimes it might be something dark like the recent incredible "The Serpent" and other times I only fancy things that are positive and fluffy. My current favourite for this is the welcome return of "The Great Pottery Throwdown" with the gorgeously emotional Keith Brymer Jones. I love all the different styles of ceramics that the potters can create from a lump of clay.
Now I'm spending more time in the urban landscape I am really beginning to notice what a contribution pottery/ceramic/brick/earthenware details add to the buildings. These are from my recent walkabouts round Horsham.
I too adore TGPT. One of those rare "reality" programmes where the participants are generally included for their talent and ability rather than potential to be 'sensational' in front of the camera.ReplyDelete
I have always wanted to learn this skill, but never managed to find a studio where I could take classes.
I did pottery at school, but not since then. I'm not sure how I'd cope with the texture of the drying clay on my hands. However, the feel good quality of the programme and its ability to lift you out of the current crisis we're in is most welcome. ArilxDelete
Not bad for a lump of clay. xReplyDelete
It's amazing how transformative a bit of mud can be isn't it! ArilxDelete
Are they meant to have meaning, or are they purely decorative?ReplyDelete
I'm not aware of them having any meaning, but I have seen online suggestions that maybe the ridge tiles on the roof act as a guardian for the house. ArilxDelete
You and I appear to like the same things. The Serpent was haunting and I too enjoy the pottery throw down. I quite fancy finding my block of air dry clay and making a little house. I love the bird on that house roof. If ever we move to a bungalow I will buy something like that.ReplyDelete
The only thing I've ever used is Fimo for making miniature food for my dollshouse. ArilxDelete
I love Fimo and really should get my stash out and use it.Delete