After my epic parenting fail post about Fjord’s tick bite fever. His Godmother Jo called to
ask instruct me that my next post be a #winningatparenting one. I broke my word because between our conversation and now our lives in SA were turned upside down and instead I changed the lyrics to the 80’s anti apartheid protest song “Give me hope Johanna” to “Give me Hope Kathrada“. Anyway here we go Jo, I feel like I’ve been hit by a bus on a road to nowhere under the rule of a dictator but I did make a toadstool night light at pottery which made my little girl very happy. Since last year Acacia has asked for a night light saying that she’s afraid of the dark (my darling girl I wish that the dark was the least of my worries). The lamp took 5 pottery lessons and 11 hours to make but it was my most rewarding project so far and it was made with love.
If any potters are planning to make one these are the steps used to make this one. I’m grateful to have Mary as an awesome teacher at Mary Brooks Pottery Studio. The main 2 pieces were made on the wheel and the rest added by hand.