Centering:The Pot and the Potter

A small group of friends going deeper
through pottery and Osho meditations.

A very sensitive individual process,
involving the elements – Earth, Water and Fire.

20 days of going through the entire pottery cycle –
Preparing the clay, centering on the wheel, creating shapes,
firing the pots and glazing.

And then finally taking home
and sharing the pots created!

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3 hours working on the wheel every day.

Turning wheel
Still hands
A silent communion

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Inspired by the Whirling meditation.
Making a sculpture of a sufi whirling figure.

Whirling in the mandir
Whirling in my dreams
Circles and Ripples
Dervish in the making!

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First firing –

White Raw pots emerge from the depths of the Kiln – fired to a bisque.

I am
A raw pot
In the hands of the master
In waiting…

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Quickly we colour our pots before we put them into the fire again.
50 pots all glazed and ready for the final firing in 2 days!

Churing the Glaze
Buckets of Colours
Pots of Fun!

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10 hours of firing to 1280 degrees celcius – 18 hours of cooling.

Taking their own sweet time to cool
shattering all expectations
Of the artist who coloured
Shining smiling pots,
Have a secret to tell.

 

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So much surprise and excitement looking at them
once they are out of the Kiln.

Aah’s! and Oo’s!
Cups and Bowls

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Just outside the studio.
Spending some moments with the creations.

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The pots are ready to go on their own journey.

Some gifted, some treasured.
Wow! the 20 days are already over!

 

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