Tuesday, 14 January 2020

A Little Fat Horse

Well I think I have found a hidden talent
My sisters and I went to our first pottery class today and we started off with my request at potting my own little fat horse


So here is my very first little fat horse
not bad for a first attempt
Next week we are being taught how to throw and centre our clay on the potting wheel!

My sisters in full concentration mode

When I was busy potting , Winnie was opening up her wound with her strong back claws so I's missing choir in order to watch her after bandaging her back foot in a boxing glove

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  1. The horse is wonderful. I would love to care for Winnie, but I live in California.

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  2. Promising! Do you know that the Great Pottery Throwdown is back on TV? One of my favourite progs.

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  3. I just want to sigh - Winnieeee

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  4. He's got a very good head.

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  5. Just like a Przewalski! Well done. I did a brilliant horse in pottery class at school, but didn't get all the air bubbles out and it blew its head off in the kiln . . .

    I hope you have mastered Winnie's clawing tendencies now!

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    1. Thank you for that visual - I needed a smile tonight :)

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  6. The horse is fab...I used to love pottery when I was a child and have worked several times with potters during my working life. I cannot, however, throw a pot. The skill is beyond me. The most I can manage are coil pots. Exciting that you have found another string to your bow! Great idea about the boxing glove for Winnie; poor old girl, why is she scratching so badly??

    Jo in Auckland

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  7. That is lovely; you're a man of many talents!

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  8. Yes, your horse has real personality. You may indeed have found a hidden talent. And I'm told that working with clay is very therapeutic. A good start to the New Year!

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  9. She can't do that again-perhaps the foot covered will be enough and if not I think there are new donut shaped neck protectors.You really do have a talent there-you're a natural John x

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    1. Sorry-what I have said may make wound worse,as I've googled it.A e collar one size up and back to front as a skirt and a t shirt is advised x

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    2. That's a daring outfit for a wedding 😜

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    3. This is an recovery aid for little Winnie Mavis,but it could possibly look quite fetching on a lady with heels and a facinator x

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    4. And no knickers for real fascination

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    5. Mavis-"You are awful but I like you" x

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  10. That's bloody good, especially since you have never modelled before. Make the next one a little fat arse?

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    1. P.S. Has it got an armature? I am guessing yes from the thinness of the legs.

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    2. no its self standing
      the body is hollow and we hardened the legs with a hairdryer

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    3. praise from you is praise indeed x

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    4. PPS I used to deal in 1000 year-old Tang Horses. I made a bit of money from them with my Chinese friend. Yours reminds me of those stout little fellows.

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    5. A bit like Monet paintings, there are hundreds of genuine Tang horses around; several thousand of which are in England alone!

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  11. Love the horse - a hidden talent indeed.

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  12. That horse is wonderful... as are those sisters. Ohhhh Winnie!

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  13. Love the horse!!

    Hope Winnie gets better soon.

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  14. That horse is impressive. Well done! Will it be glazed and fired?

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    1. yes a blue glaze after drying out for a week

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  15. Nice horse.. keep going!
    Throwing on the wheel isn't everything, don't be disheartened if that doesn't 'click'... keep on with the horses

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    1. I want to continue with the sculptures

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  16. That looks like fun! Well done on the horse. How wonderful that you and your sisters can do this together!

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  17. Do you think you will paint your horse? x

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    1. it will be glazed with a blue green glaze

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  18. I am thinking Terra Cotta Warriors and how many more horses you need to make for your grand send off decades from now.

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    1. Yes! Those wonderful Terra Cotta warriors and horses!
      You have talent John~ I love them...

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    2. I was also thinking of the Terra Cotta Warriors.

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  19. Barbara Anne8:29 pm

    That amazing fat horse (or Shetland!) is actually your first effort. Well done!! Applause!

    Yesterday I nearly suggested you wrap Winnie's foot so she couldn't scratch her wound. In hospital before babies were old enough to have their fingernails trimmed, we put soft mittens on their hands so they couldn't scratch themselves.

    Sorry you had to miss choir practice as that's a joy.

    Hugs!

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    1. I needed to watch her shes removed the bandages twice now despite a ton of tape

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  20. Anonymous8:43 pm

    That is a wonderful first attempt - you've got its profile perfectly. The second photo with the piece of clay lying beneath your horse brought to mind my cousin when she was in first grade, many moons ago. They were to draw "what's missing" from pictures on a worksheet paper. There was a horse with three legs - but as a farm girl, she saw something else missing and drew it! And got a big red check mark.

    I hope dear Winnie heals quickly.

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  21. Love your horse. And the fun and the pride you so obviously found in it.
    And hope you have foiled Winnie's self destructive endeavours.

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  22. how clever and creative of you! and winnie is being naughty.

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  23. Heidi9:41 pm

    Your horse is impressive for a first attempt, I love the hogged mane too.

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  24. You have talent!
    Those animals will be the death of you

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  25. OH I love that little fat horse! You're very good! -Jenn

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  26. Not too bad an effort with the horse at all. Throwing clay on a wheel is great fun. Mastering it, not so much.

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  27. I truly love that little fat horse. What next? I have never given pottery a go but would love to.
    Briony
    x

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  28. Impressive! Looks very realistic.

    Sorry about Winnie. Good idea to disable her scratching apparatus. Poor girl.

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  29. That wee horse is adorbz. I dig the zebra as well. Looks like a ton of fun. x

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  30. I would totally display that horse because it has that certain artistic look to it. The sister with the glasses resembles you I think.

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  31. You obviously have a flair for clay and sculpting! Looking forward to seeing your progress through the class!

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  32. Fantastic first attempt John.

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  33. Your horse is delightful! It will be stunning with its blue green glaze. Hidden talent!

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  34. OK I love the Little Fat Horse ! ! ! and painted blue, even better ! I can['t wait to see what else you create.
    I use to have my own klim and love pottery but I can not throw pots anymore. I only do slab work.
    What a great first attempt. Next do a Winnie that would be adorable.
    parsnip

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  35. And now for the moment of truth: one throws one's pot. Onto the very epicenter of one's wheel. --Margo Leadbetter.

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  36. I love little fat horse too ! Would one of those horrid cone of shame lampshade collars help Winnie leave her wound ? She would HATE it though x

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  37. So talented. You should make more and you could sell the to all of your online friends. You could put the funds towards your holiday or all of the vets bills?

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    1. Limited editions of course. Numbered and signed by the potter. I'd buy one

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  38. Wow! Excellent horse. It would defo make that chap on Pottery Throwdown cry (in a good way!) I can see a profitable hobby emerging, John - I’d buy one 😊

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  39. I love the horse. It reminds me, like TS said, of the Chinese Tang horses, something that I have always hankered after. (Is hanker actually a word?)

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  40. Was the music from Ghost playing in the background? maybe Winnie needs a cone?

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  41. That looks great; well done!

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  42. Had to o giggle a this one. I am a saggitarian and short and fat. I can recall modelling for you😂

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  43. I truly loved your fat little horse.

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  44. I love it … a little horse that's eaten 10 too many Scotch eggs :-)

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  45. That horse is lovely. I think you have an unsuspected talent!

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