This week, my coworker and I got drenched in art as we drove through a downpour to attend the “Mug Shot” media event put on by the wonderful and welcoming artists that participate in the WAVE Artist’s Studio Tour. The event was at Alan Lacovetsky’s rustic and well-loved pottery studio near Stonewall, Manitoba.
We learned how a wood-fired kiln works (it’s a huge labour of love), received a fantastic demonstration from Alan on how to create using the pottery wheel, and got our hands dirty (literally) creating our own mugs. I have always wanted to know what creating a piece of pottery on the wheel feels like, and boy, did this experience deliver!
Alan mentioned that creating pottery is meditative, and I can very much see that. Moulding the clay as it spins on the wheel is quite soothing (until one of my nails gouges a hole in the piece!). Plus it feels delicious in your hands.
What a fun day! Can’t wait to see how my mug looks after it’s been fired. I’ll see it at their second media event in August.
The first WAVE tour of 2013 is June 8 to 9. The second WAVE tour is August 31 to September 1. Read more.