Monday, March 3, 2014

Pottery... Lessons...

Remember when we told you that Cussin Francine decided that Ernestine and Ernie needed to learn about CLAY and Pottery and stuffs  since it is pawt of this region's History?  

 Ernie thought that he would rather got to ANOTHER BASEBALL GAME... butt Francine said NO... the young'uns needed some CULTURE ...    after all we did just all come back from that nice Ski Resort Vacation...    NO SPORTS this time...    
 SO off we went to learn about POTTERY and CLAY and How Pots are THROWN...     That is not like throwing a Ball though....  we learned that INSTANTLY...   it is a Term that POTTERS use to refer to how they FORM the soft CLAY into a Pot or bowl or jug or mug...    by making it SPIN really FAST on a Potter's Wheel.      There are TWO kinds of potter's Wheels...   KICK Wheels   which are actually spun by pushing a BIG HEAVY Stone base... that TURNS the Clay at the top...    TURNING is another Word to describe the act of Throwing a Pot...     BUTT fortunately we got to use MODERN ELECTRIC WHEELS... beclaws our legs would never have reached way down there to KICK the WHEEL.      Here we are looking at all the stuffs a POTTER needs to THROW or TURN a Pot...  The master Potter was telling us all about the HISTORY and stuffs like that..  
 THEN   after the clay was WEDGED... to remove all the Air Bubbles ...   and then was CENTERED on the WHEEL...   the POTTER showed us how to OPEN the POT UP...       It was actually sorta Fascinating.    
 THEN it was Francine and Ernestine's TURN to try their Paws at it.    Of course Cussin FRANCINE was all    EWWWWWWWWW   it is ICKY...   Don't get that Clay all over your furs Ernestine...   Let ME do it...        Naturally Francine was a NATURAL...    Look at the VASE she Threw.   She says that once it is dry and Glazed and Fired in the kiln... she wants to use it to put some Milkbone Bush Limbs in...   Since they dry so nice...       She was going ON and ON about how ARTISTICALLY she would be able to Arrange them...      and how EXQUISITE they will look in her FOYER .  
Ernestine and Ernie are ALREADY planning to pick all the MILKBONES Off... as soon as Cussin Francine turns her back.

We will have more of this EDUCATION ADVENTURE ....    Gird your loins..

PeeS...      We are getting ICE and SNOW... LOTS of it... so we may not be around...
             YUCK...       YUCK              HURRY SPRING...     Hurry   PLEASE.


Ruby and Penny said...

That looks like fun. Mom has always wanted to do ceramics.

Stay safe & warm.

Luv ya!

Love Ruby & Penny

Unknown said...

That sure looks like fun and what a fab vase. We'd love a go at something like that but doubt we'd be any good. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Unknown said...

PS stay warm and safe.

Frank The Tank said...

I knew I heard the love theme from ghost in Blogville, turns out it was you guys at the potters wheel!
Mum said that she made a castle out of clay once and really enjoyed it but it looks real messy and I would not want to get that muddy looking stuff stuck all in my furs!
Keep warm guys, keep your eye on those milk bones! BOL!
Love from Frank xxxxxx

Cowspotdog said...

that is something the mom has always wanted to do but she knows if she tried she would be hooked and the house would be full of pretty things that never get used. We got 4 inches of sleet and 2 inches of snow last night too

My Mind's Eye said...

Francine and Ernestine I think you have a future in sure to keep your Doxie noses out of the way of the wheel
Hugs madi your bfff
PS it was 73 here yesterday. Today we have rain, sleet, freezing rain and snow in the forecast

Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom said...

OMD....Dat looks like more funs den playing in a mud puddle!


Unknown said...

So, ya'all are learning how to throw pots? My Ma does that all the time when she is cooking. BOL I bet it isn't as easy as it looks...making stuff outta clay. Bravo for the efforts!
*high paws*

stellaroselong said...

Did you know that in one of our villages we have a pottery place that makes all their own bowls etc...its really cool to watch them at the events....we hate snow now, we want spring to come fast!!!
stella rose

Anonymous said...

That's great! You can play with mud and at the end you will get a fabulous bowl or a pot. btw: I could need a bigger bowl, so if you have time? maybe bathtub-sized? Have a warm and comfy monday

marley said...

Is juss a mistry to me why yoo wazznt makin bowls fur yore noms Frankie my pal…uvver dan dat, very good….

sprinkles said...

I've never gotten to try pottery before, but it looks like fun.

Francine did an excellent job on that vase.

Murphy said...

That was a very good lesson. We thought we could hear the song playing in the background that was played in the movie "Ghost", "Unchained Melody". Wait, is that Patrick Swayze behind you??

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Francine is a natural...who'd a guessed.

SHE did pottery once. We have lots of misshapen pots and bowls around the house.

How did you get that clay out of your feet and fur.

XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

Scooter said...

Hey F-n-E and F-n-E!
Wow, what a fun adventure! Definitey more interesting than your average mud-time. BOL Looks like you girls are good at this already. I can't wait to see the rest of the adventure.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Pol Comm

Sketching with Dogs said...

That is very impressive. Mum used to do pottery years ago. We think you will fit a lot of milk bones in that vase!
Dip and Elliot x

LetterstoAndrew said...

Stay warm and safe.

The Army of Four said...

Our mom has a weakness for pottery. Not quite as bad as your mom and the s-n-o-w-m-e-n ... but pretty bad.
Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Bicontinental Dachshund said...

Looks like you had a total pot party, as confirmed by your expression in the last photo (:-D)

I'm just sayin'…

Scooter said...

That looks fun and could be very messy which is fun too

Duke said...

Our mom has always wanted to give this a try but she hasn't done it yet.
We were supposed to get snow and we didn't get a drop! Stoopid weatherman!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

Wow...that pottery stuff looks like fun to Arty...of course he likes playing in the mud and we just think he wants to throw a pot or 2!

Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Ziggy Stardust said...

Wow that is some cool stuff. I wonder how hard it is to wash that off your paws. Please come on over for a comment a thon in memory of Angel Remington.

Love Sasha

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Dogs you said it,, Come Spring!! COME!!!!!
The US has had enough!!!
Thanks for your visit!!

Millie and Walter said...

That looks lie lots of fun.

Idaho PugRanch said...

That looks kinda messy but fun.
A good way to while a way the time, waiting fur spring
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Two French Bulldogs said...

It looks like fun but careful it doesn't file your nose down
Lily & Edward

Mollie said...

I would love to do that, what super fun guys. Stay nice and warm, I did post a snowfreak for you guys today Bawahhwhahhahha xxoxxxx

Mollie and Alfie