Which of these do you like most...left, right , or center? Here are three of over twenty vessels that will be presented at an upcoming exhibition at @galeriewolfsen in Aalborg. The opening is this Saturday🇩🇰
How my hand looks after shaping a vessel from the inside on the wheel. Notice how many surfaces on my hand are covered in clay. That’s how many points of contact I have with a vessel’ inner wall as pull and shape. I use my entire hand. Many avoid contact with hand surfaces other than the finger tips. My students learn to use their entire hand 🤚🏽
TORTUS WORSHOPS BRAZIL 🇧🇷 AND ARGENTINA 🇦🇷 Thank you Argentina and Brazil for your outpouring of warmth, support, and interest throughout the years and for helping to make my first trip to South America a reality❤️We are excited to announce nine TORTUS Workshops as well as a number of talk/demo events in Argentina and Brazil in early 2020. First workshop dates and locations are available for Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, and for Buenos Aires in the coming days. For info about available workshops, please visit our online shop www.tortuscopenhagen.bigcartel.com or write us an email to tortusworkshops @gmail com ✉️👍🏾
Grouping my vessels for glaze. To make things a little bit more easier for my glazing flow, I first group them by color, then glaze them one color at a time. Today I only glazed vessels in black. Tomorrow I glaze all gold and white vessels. Will also try to fit in a few experimental glaze combos....
Preparation is everything in pottery. Discipline requires respect for each and every step of the process. Where it goes wrong for far too many is clay prep and treatment. Many complain of bad pulling and shaping technique, and their technique is actually not as bad as they think. Often their problems stem back from the first steps at the wheel. Clay selection, wedging, and coning. If one understands and respects these steps better, one can then get in that 4th and 5th pull without the wobble, achieve thinner and more even walls, and close the neck of that bottle that normally twists✌🏾
Two years have now passed since our Maria @maria enaes started her apprenticeship at TORTUS. A little shy at first, Maria worked her butt off and quickly became an integral part of our team and family. Our members and students will agree. She is awesome! Her training officially ended 2 days ago. And she has become one of the most capable potters I know💪🏾.What a talent and what a bright future she has ahead of her! Norwegian Maria now calls Copenhagen home and we are happy for that. We’d hate to lose her, and we are happy to be able to hold onto her for a little while longer as her role changes in the studio as an employee👍🏾. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication and good luck with your future endeavors! Let’s hear it for Maria!!!👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽❤️❤️❤️