I have no formal training in pottery, but have been attending the Workshop Arts Centre in Laurel Street, Willoughby for the past five years. My teacher there, Renata de Lambert, has introduced me to the potential of this medium. The three-dimensional nature of pottery, along with the hands on approach that is required for building with and decorating clay, are the biggest attractions for me.
I have spoken to and read about potters who seem to have an addiction to this medium. I can understand this feeling, although I cannot fully explain it. I associate pottery with living a simple, aesthetic life. Doing pottery makes me look at things more and want to touch things more; two experiences that make me enjoy my life more.
Belinda Russell 2006