After the storm

12 Wochen lernen, lachen, fluchen, fit sein, krank sein, probieren, verwerfen. Errungenschaften, Katastrophen, Lob, Schimpfe, Hunger, Sattsein, Durst, Spaß, Katerstimmung.

Und jetzt Ruhe, Sitzen, Zuschauen. Um mich herum wird noch panisch gefertigt, glasiert, poliert. Der Sturm hat noch nicht für alle aufgehört. Aber für mich schon. Ich muss nur noch genießen und packen. Nach Siena fahren. Kaffee trinken. Spaziergänge machen. Die Ruhe so richtig einsinken lassen. Meine Fotos durchschauen. Und euch ein paar visuelle Eindrücke von den Abenteuern der letzten vier Wochen geben.

Ach ja. Ich bin inzwischen unter die Instagrammer gegangen. Wenn ihr Lust auf mehr Bilder habt, dann schaut mal vorbei. Ich freu mich @lena.butschek.ceramics

12 weeks of learning, laughing, cursing, trying, failing, retrying, and sometimes succeeding. Health, colds, exhaustion, exhilaration, praise, telling off, hunger, thirst, hangovers, fun, fullness.

And now quiet. Sitting and watching while leaning back. My storm is over. While most of my classmates are still finishing some of their work, running back and forth between kilns, wax and glaze buckets, all I have to do is pack my stuff, pay a visit to the beautiful town of Siena, drink coffee, go for walks, sneak in a bit of cleaning, sort out my pictures and give you a bit of an insight into what’s been happening here. It’s going to be a slightly random and visual one.

Visual just like the many pictures I’ve been posting on Instagram. So if you feel like seeing more of my work, check it out 🙂 @lena.butschek.ceramics 

Espresso cups in hamada green and turquoise
Espresso cups in hamada green and turquoise
Espresso bowls from a clay I mixed myself.
Espresso bowls from a clay I mixed myself.
Big bowl with texture.
Big bowl with texture.
Tumblers with the same "golf-ball" design
Tumblers with the same “golf-ball” design
A treausure from the wood firing
A treausure from the wood firing
Serving bowl toasted in the wood kiln
Serving bowl toasted in the wood kiln
Teapot glazed in sunset shino. Also out of the wood kiln.
Teapot glazed in sunset shino. Also out of the wood kiln.
Almost bottom-less porcelain bowl in celadon glaze.
Almost bottom-less porcelain bowl in celadon glaze.
Agate ware, that is clay of two different colors thrown in one piece. This one is a porcelain body, partially colored with cobalt carbonate.
Agate ware, that is clay of two different colors thrown in one piece. This one is a porcelain body, partially colored with cobalt carbonate.
Porcelain candle holder.
Porcelain candle holder.

 

 

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6 thoughts on “After the storm

  1. Hallo Lena,
    Leider hab ich zu spät das email vom endlich store gelesen sonst wär ich zur Wiedereröffnung vorbeigekommen, aber ich bin ganz Feuer und Flamme von deinem blog und ganz begeistert von deinen schönen Arbeiten. Ich hab mir heute die 2 Becher mit Flugaschenglasur die du in Japan gemacht hast gekauft und ich wollte dich noch fragen ob du in Innsbruck o. Umgebung einen Töpferkurs anbietest o. falls du mal einen machen solltest mir bescheid gibst.
    Mfg monika

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  2. The pictures in this post are lovely too. I don’t think I read this at the time. I was too busy coming back from Italy and getting all my work organised at home – but what a great record of your La Meridiana time!

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