Year 2012 is about to end. I would like to thank you, my students and friends, for choosing Clay Ave to be your hideaway from your daily routine.
You have different reasons why you have decided to try making pottery for the very first time. Let us share them with everyone.
You wanted to learn something new in 2012.
Your friend invited you.
You are willing to get your hands all dirty with clay.
You want to have fun with your daughter.
You want to learn how to center the clay with the potter’s wheel.
You are a housewife and you have a lot of spare time while your kids are in school.
You have learned from mistakes in forming your pots and you want to continue learning.
You have acquired a new skill and you want to get better.
You want to join the pottery field trips to meet more Potters in The Philippines.
Through the rainy season and scorching hot summer days, you have chosen to mold an earthy material between your hands.
You wanted something handmade and you made it.
A brand new year is coming and you want to keep coming to Clay Ave.
You have retired from your corporate job and you want a new hobby.
You are stressed out.
You need a therapeutic activity.
You were looking for a new way to meditate.
You need someone to talk to and we shared our lives with each other.
You want to give your loved one a personal gift.
You want to experience the truth behind one of the scriptures in the bible on Isaiah 64:8 “Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay. You are the Potter; we are all the work of your hands.”
You are curious about the process of making pottery.
Your parents enrolled you for pottery lessons last summer.
You want to experience something fun with your child.
You are a crafter and you want to try different crafts in the country.
You want to make Christmas gifts.
These are just some of the reasons why people want to experience the benefits of pottery making. In 2013, I am looking forward to seeing regular students and meeting new ones too!
All these photos were taken at Clay Ave Pottery Studio and private homes in The Philippines.