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Posted 18 Sep 2012Thanks for this ! I've just started again after a 20 year break and my hands are a mess ! And yes - it does seem to be worse with the porcelain.
Next question - where on earth do I get Bag Balm in Australia ?!
*Off to search the internet*
You can get bag balm from any vet clinics in Australia, but an aspiring business has clicked this is a popular product and now produce a fantastic range of products marketed as 'MooGoo' here. everything from bath milk, excema cream, body milk, hand cream etc etc available at most chemists- great stuff!
Posted 13 Jul 2012Hi Isculpt
I'm a daily reader here and havnt commented in a post for 6 mths.
This story stirs me to write- 6 yrs ago I survived a spinal injury that the specialists say I now should be wheelchair bound from- long story, so I wont detail- with my PT and all other specialists I too became a perfect student! I wanted my life back- after being an art teacher for 22 years I had to retire because of the injury and sadly quickly sunk into depression. My counsellor suggested I create a hobby I could manage in my limits to keep my brain busy and active and to use as a meditative pain relief..some one showed me clay
I quickly became addicted, purchased lots of cheap 2nd hand gear and started to play. An hour a day was my limit in the mud, but reading books, watching youtube clips, joining here etc all filled my day with interesting and challenging thoughts that kept my mind off pain (to a point) and gave me something to be passionate about.
Over 4 yrs I studied slowly part time and graduated last year with BVA (major ceramics).
Its very easy to focus on what we have lost! Work hard at the physical therapies but work harder on a positive attitude and the knowledge that life will go on, it will just be different.
The idea for a sketchbook is a valuable one- you will approach your practise differently and learn new skills that will be valuable.
We are moving house in 8 days all because of my injury ( a down size to manage better on one wage) and I am watching my studio being packed up, knowing the new home doesnt have one.
I too will need to be patient, to wait until a space is made for me- so back to books and movies about clay for me for a while too.
Trust, have faith, be grateful, be positive and only think of healing now. I wish you the very best in your healing.
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- a lover of all things clay and hand made. Addicted to 'making' in many mediums. I work from my home based studio creating on commission and for exhibitions. After a 25 year art teacher career I had to cease teaching after an injury and ceramics has saved my sanity. I still miss the contact with people but the web has helped make my studio a bigger place with lots of on line forums, blogs, discussion groups and artist groups. My favourite in clay is coloured porcelain but I dabble in lots of methods- naked raku, hand building, wheel throwing and different clay bodies.
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