I’ll Tumble 4 Ya

I have a confession to make, which is that there is a not so secret space in my heart filled with love for what might be considered ‘cheesy’ 80’s pop music. So when the opportunity came up to combine my love of pottery with an 80’s musical reference, how could I resist!

So what does one get when you combine pottery and 80’s musical cheese?

I’ll Tumble 4 Ya, Tumblers! Or as others may call them, drinking glasses suitable for wine, water or the beverage of your choice.

Here are a few of the designs I am prototyping.

Which one do you prefer?

Which is your favourite?

These pieces will need to be bisque fired prior to glazing, so stay tuned for further updates. I will be testing different glazes out on these pieces and be sure to share the results here.

In the meantime, I will leave you with this:

I’ll Tumble 4 Ya!

(And if anyone knows Boy George, tell him thanks for the inspiration.)

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  1. OOPS. I’ll stand next to you while tumble 4 ya. Me,too. I’m into all kinds of music, though there’s a Temple Shrine Space for 80s pop an metal. 🙂

    My preference is #2/5 above.

      1. My pleasure. It’s always a cool experience IO look forward to when visiting your site. I always wanted to throw pots back in the early 90’s. Even went so far as to buy a scrap remainder of a rough cut circular stone slab that weighed about 500 pounds. I picked up a steel car wheel hub and post to mount it to, deconstructed a used bicycle with a free wheel on it to pedal the 500 pound disk up to speed where it’s weight and momentum might just keep going, spinning without the friction of my hands on the clay slowing it down much if at all… and then life got in the way, and I simply kept that idea watered via becoming wonderfully interested in Carl Jung and vessels and alchemy. Not a total loss, though I never threw a single vessel. So, literally call that a dry run. 🙂 I’m smiling and laughing just a bit thinking… hmmm, that memory had zero dust on it. Maybe… Hmmmm. Though now, I might get something that plugs in LOL.

  2. 3 and 5 offer more nose room! My first ever concert was to see Culture Club, I was besotted with Toyah Wilcox and Boy George. Are you considering glazing them in chama chama chameleon colours 😁

    1. Oh goodness, I had not, but chama chama chameleon colours sound perfectly amazing!

    1. TIN ROOF! RUSTED! 🙂 Hope you are keeping well (and now Love Shack is in my head too!)

  3. 1 & 4 look like good brandy snifters!

    I’ll see your music confession and raise you a movie confession. We’ve been watching cheesy 80s movies: Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Bill & Ted, Risky Business, etc. 🙂

    1. That sounds like a great way to spend time! I love that stuff as well!

  4. Number 2 is my favourite.❤️ Glaze-wise, I loved the pale pink glazed pot you posted a few days ago. George will forever remain one of my favourite people. Here’s the perfect song title for you:


    And most pertinent in these troubled times 🥰

    (perchance the embed code doesn’t work:


    1. Thank you for sharing this! I had not heard it before. I will give the pale pink some consideration!

      1. Aw, you’re welcome! I can still remember watching it the day it aired…it was such a treat to find it on Youtube years later. Thank you!🥰

  5. I, too, am an 80’s music TRAGIC. 🥰

    They’re all lovely! My favourite is number two, I think. ❤️x

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