In the Pottery Workshop, we work on a variety of projects ie making dishware and tea sets, with the residents making special decorations. We also make little sculptures, vases, nameplates and bowls. We try and use different techniques from the wheel and coils, to slabs, pinching and sculpting. We experience the whole process starting with wedging and kneading, to making the pot/object/sculpture, sanding, decorating and glazing before the final stage, firing.
We supply the houses and workshops with the dishes as well as three shops in nearby towns. Every month we join the local market too.
A Visit to the Pottery Workshop
Jakub, who runs the workshop showed me some of the beautiful functional objects the residents make: cups, tea-pots, sugar bowls, milk jugs, all of which are either sold in the Dunkeld shop, Aberfeldy market or utilised by the houses here at Corbenic. The craftmanship and quality of the earthen ware was very impressive, so no surprise that the workshop is kept busy producing to supply the high demand.
Left to their own devices, the residents get a chance to create what they want. These heads are great, reminiscent of early tribal masks.
Some of Jakub's sculptures.