September was a sad month for me. The weather got cold, the greens turned yellow, and everything made me feel melancholic. With the cold weather, I am seeking warm places and in September was a bit complicated to find them. I am definitely not used to the cold season, but I hope I will get used to it. That’s the reason why probably I felt a bit homesick.

Our 5th volunteer friend from Turkey joined us. I can say that speaking my own language with her saved me from feeling lonely. It was a busy month, workshops, workshops, school workshops, and exhibition preparations, all these activities were as intense as possible. 

As we started to work on an art exhibition, I started doing research about Romanian ceramic history. I knew that Romanian Cucuteni ceramics was famous. I researched in more detail and started to apply the patterns. I made experiments and I designed the patterns that were integrated with my work. I created the models. I embroidered the Cucuteni patterns I made with the sgraffito technique. Finally, the ceramics were ready when they were baked in the oven. I’m looking forward to the exhibition.

Written by Demet Durdu, a volunteer within Arts Lab 3.0 project,  funded by European Solidarity Corps, with the support of the European Union.    

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