Sunday, September 20, 2015

The Bakehouse Studio








Back at the beginning of the year, I thought about this blog and why I do it. Why I even started it. I never had any clear goals, but I thought it'd be a place to record personal snippets of real-life inspiration, for myself.

Somehow, over time, this space simply became a record of our days. This year, I've taken a step back. I figured I'd rejoin this space, when I had something wonderfully creative to share. Yet the spurts of creativity have been so short and uneventful (or even nonexsistent), that I never seemed to record them to share here. But I think it is time to come back. To make a proper effort. For myself, because it does make me happy.

Thankfully, I seem to be surrounded by inspiring, influential creative souls.

Last week I was invited (by the ever-wonderful Betty) to a dinner at the local Bakehouse Studio. It was amazing. We were fed a deeee-licious three course meal by the amazing chef Nigel Douglas. The food was served on stunning handmade pieces of pottery. AND between the courses, we got to play with clay. We all made simple pinch pots decorated with slip, under the gentle instruction of Lisa Hölzl. We started with small salt dishes, and progressed to creating decent sized bowls and plates. Every single one turned out different, their beauty in their uniqueness. Each a reflection of their maker's state of mind - mine were quite slap-dash and skinny!

It was all very tranquil. When you think about it, there is something very elementry, almost primal about shaping mud with your hands. Strangely, such tranquility was energizing.

So here's to making it back online, feeling inspired and meeting wonderful people that create welcome momentum in our lives.

6 comments:

  1. Great shots Imogen, thanks for coming!

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    1. Thanks for having me, it was a really wonderful evening.

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  2. Hello Imogen, it's lovely to see you here again! I'm looking forward to reading more about your creative (and other) endeavours. Sometimes I think about writing my blog again...but thinking about it is as far as I get. I miss all the lovely blogs I used to read that have bitten the dust, so this post of yours is a bit of a treat x

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    1. Kylie, so wonderful you dropped in! It does feel a bit dusty out there. I thought when I posted this, that potentially the only person that will read it will be my mum (and even she might not notice it...)

      I hope you keep thinking about blogging, maybe some inspo will strike over Summer and you'll have to come out of hibernation x

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  3. I've been going through a similar process. . I'm almost ready to come back. . I've missed you and was so delighted to see that you're back.

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    1. HEIDI! Hello. So lovely to see you on the interwebs, I occasionally notice you pinning wonderful things on pinterest and think about you on the other side of the world. I look forward to your return x

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