PINCH+BITCH: a term made up by my friend wandy cheng to describe the handling/pinching of clay during hand-building while working/catching-up/complaining about things with your friends!
I had my last class at Clayarts Studio in the Junction (in Toronto) yesterday and I’ll miss it! Sometimes when you have have classes at 630-930 it get comfy and don’t want to go out but I always found that time flew whenever i was in the studio! Taking the class was very impulsive but I shelled out money I barely had at the time (still paying things off ha ha) and started classes two days later.
I’ve always wanted to do ceramics because two of my closest friends have taken up the practice. Wandy was the first before it was Sabrina and then me! I wish I took ceramics while I was in school to make use of the resources and studio but it was going to be a lot to balance thesis and a time-sensitive studio course. I could have shelled out $60 for the club and not get marked, but oh well!
I’ve found that I’m more of a hand-builder rather than a thrower. Which isn’t surprising, but I wanted to be a natural at throwing and surprise myself. Honestly, I think it would have been fine if I practiced at it more!
It was a good timing, I think, to make things for the upcoming holidays! i have made ceramics for myself, friends+fam but also holiday markets! Catch me at XSPACE on December 15 until 6PM!
I want to thank Parker Dirks for the 8 weeks of mentorship where there was a lot of creative freedom and chill times! As well as Clayarts Studio for opening something so close to where I live lol.