A week with clay master - Eric Landon, aka @Tortus
I started the year with an intention: to play and experiment more with clay. I had previously become skilled at slip-casting and although I love this process I was drawn to the more personal and tactile process of making vessels on the wheel. Some time about March I slipped off the bandwagon and just started making things for other people - not that there is anything wrong with this, but it wasn't allowing me to grow as an artist.
Last week I went some way to returning to my original goal of experimenting more this year. Except up until then I didn't have the skills or the knowledge to be able to fulfill my goal.
I had been following Tortus for a couple of years and it had been a dream of mine to go to Copenhagen to do one of his courses. But with two young(ish) children I thought it was just wishful thinking. But, my very supportive partner agreed to take time off from home to be the stay at home afternoon parent.
So this blog post is going to be about my time in Copenhagen, it'll be mainly pottery but I'll do a few highlights about my time as a tourist here too. If you follow me normally you'll know that I normally do a round-up of what's been happening in my #createinsummer (formerly spring) hashtag. Its when I normally share how creatives are influenced by the season, this month the focus will be on just me for a change.
I hadn't intended in advance to write a blog post on my trip, but I know lots of people enjoyed my IG Stories so it seems good to have everything in one place, as well as serving as a record for anyone wanting to follow their pottery dream,