StellariaMember Since 23 Mar 2014
Offline Last Active Mar 04 2015 06:49 AM
Beginner potter, started wheel-throwing in September 2013.
Single mom of 5, just got my first out-of-the-home job in 19 years as a baker in a natural foods co-op store.
I've been a craftsperson my whole life. Mainly did sewing, though I just tend to learn how to do things when I want something, so I have a LOT of "good enough" skill-sets. Pottery is the absolute hardest thing I have ever tried my hand at, probably because you cannot become competent just by understanding theory. I'm used to just reading up on a skill, thinking it through really good, and then making what I want successfully. Can't do that with wheel-throwing! Darn stuff takes PRACTICE!
I do historical interpretive displays focused mainly on Iron Age Southwest Britain (and sometimes branch out and attend LARP events, which is actually how I got started - as a Viking in a Dagorhir fighting unit!) and am the kind of dork that goes all-out to dress up for Faerie Festivals and Renaissance Faires.
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- Age 40 years old
- Birthday September 26, 1974
Making stuff. ALL THE STUFF.
Seriously, though - I sew, spin, tablet-weave, knit, crochet, naalbind, lucet-braid, embroider. Can do simple leather work like belts and ghillie shoes, can make jewelry and simple tools, can build things when I need to. I bake bread, make butter, and have a vegetable garden. I go to historical festivals, displays, and museums, and have fun at Battle Game events, Ren Faires, and Faerie Festivals. I want to keep bees, build my own Tiny House, keep livestock, and eventually have my own land to subsistence-farm and live as simply but enjoyably as I can - Tasha Tudor is my role-model.