HUNCHED over the potter’s wheel at the Rescue Station arts centre, Lisa Kane is absorbed in the vessel that’s emerging in her sure fingers. Time stops for her when she’s working with clay, she says. “I love it!”
At a long table nearby, Margaret Abrahamson is painting some small dishes she made at an earlier session. She has no affinity for the wheel, she says, but she likes shaping the clay by hand. She’s looking forward to seeing her first works fired.
I’ve come down to the Rescue Station Arts centre to do a story on the clay makers group.
Tutor Alan Whitmore, who taught art at Leongatha Secondary College for many years, says that even after decades of potting, he still gets pleasure from working with clay.