2022 wish list
Open a pottery practice in Taihape
.....lots to get done!
Making the decisions around the operating model
Doing a restoration on the building
Doing a fitout and instalation of pottery gear
Maybe completely move to Taihape
....... lots to be decided!
Will I do all my creativity in Taihape?
Where would I live?
Will I commute for my Manawatu creativity?
Who wants to be involved in the Taihape Pottery Practice / Studio?
I am ready to hear from people who have an interest in a pottery studio as well as other creativity in Taihape.
While certainly looking for people who want to be involved, it is valuable to hear everyone's thoughts
I would really appreciate chatting to anyone with possitive and negative considerations.
This survey can be used for a quick response and I welcome phone calls also.
2023 - Focus on renovations
We are currently navigating the discovery that there is no water supply to the building :)
2022 - Focus on Taihape
Around October 2021 the idea of bringing all my resources and energy to Taihape started to make sense.
2018 - Start where you are
In february 2018 I make my first plaster cast for cast porcelain.
2017 - Collecting Tools
By May 2017 I have bought a collection of tooling for the very dreamed about "pottery". I end up with a selection of kilns and old style wheels.
I am a member of a nearby pottery club and the only thing I am really learning is just how much I don't know. I
2016 - Here's the back story - I want a pottery
In 2016 I was caught up in watching the BBC telly program "The Great Pottery Thowdown". it was wonderful and inspiring and informative...... and did I mention ....inspiring!
As you begin to get into a new creative genre you start to encounter the barriers.
Need to fire the stuff - need a kiln
Want to teach people to make stuff - need some space
Discover half made stuff is fragile - need some space
Need the glazing materials - need some space
Since 2016 I have stalked commercial leases and properties to buy with single minded criteria..... let's open a pottery.
1990's - The picket fence years
I did a term of two of pottery club session during my picket fence years in the 90s.
I quickly came to understand that getting creative was so valuable to life balance.
Creativity sparked a different way of life for me.