I live in Kentucky. I live out on a small farm near several “small” towns, but I’m not actually part of any of them; it’s rather wonderful. I love where I live. it’s full of crafters and artisans. All you have to do is sneeze, and you’ve mostly likely found someone who makes the thing you’re looking for.
Day 4, Bliss
I am happiest when I’m making something. It doesn’t matter what I’m making, so long as I’m doing the creative. I had originally planned to take pictures of my yarn stash, but I hadn’t gotten around to it yet. So, today, while I was playing with my camera, and realized that I needed to leave or not be able to eat breakfast before a crafting class. The camera came along with me.
I bought and drank breakfast*, and then I headed over to Elements Clay Studio for a Glass Frit class. It was a TON of fun! I absolutely adore Susan, the owner. She’s so genuinely excited over everything you create. I became hooked on pottery painting a couple of years ago, and I’m working on making a tea set one piece at a time.
Somewhere along the way, I realized that Elements is one of my happy places. Walking in, I can forget the world exists for a couple of hours. When I’m done, I always have something beautiful. If you’re ever in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Stop in and check Susan out. Now for the pictures.
Most aren’t very good, as I was very shaky today. But a few of them, make me smile. I opted for an already drawn lotus flower as my design. I’d never done Glass Frit before, so I didn’t want to work with new material while designing out of my head. It’s surprisingly easy, and I can’t wait to see how my tile turned out, and I can’t wait to do it again.
I got excited and forgot to take pictures of the first three steps. That being, washing the tile, doing a background glaze, and placing the design on the tile. I will post a picture of the tile after it’s been fired.
Bonus Picture! I was standing around after the class talking, and I happened to glance a little to my right. This is my absolute favorite from today.
*Turns out, I didn’t like the sour cream doughnut holes, despite liking sour cream doughnuts. So I just stuck with my protein drink.