Ceramics is a new venture for me although I have been interested in it for years. Now I have access to a potters wheel and a ceramicist studio there is no stopping me and I am loving it. My first foray has been with relatively small quantities of clay but I aim to throw two wash basins for our French house before the year is out. So far I have made two bird baths, a quantity of pestle and mortars and several bird feeders. Using terra-cotta clay I have also made a variety of outside candle holders which can hang from trees or balcony rafters.