Monday, February 26, 2007

Old habits die hard




Ever since the beginning of the year, I've been trying to essentially "relearn" how to throw on the wheel. With lots of reluctance, I have changed the direction of the wheel from what I first learned 14 years ago and am trying to get the proper techniques down that my instructors use. When I have the wheel going the other way, they can't help me much and not every wheel goes "backwards". I thought I just learned how to do it left-handed before. Anyways, if I get this down, I should be able to throw bigger and better. It's frustrating, but there's something about clay that is soothing to me. I still call it circular therapy.

3 comments:

Minty said...

Kim-

Very pretty things! Nice work.

--M

Darla said...

circular therapy... i love it. i told michael the other night, painting has certainly been therapy for me these past few days... yesterday was a rough one. i love art. i think people who do art therapy for a living rock like no tomorrow....

i love your pottery. so cool. does the design on the first piece have any meaning? it almost looks like some type of symbol... like an indian symbol or something. just wondering...

thanks for sharing your creations... so inspiring... you are an amazing artist, kim....

Kim from Kansas said...

Thanks!
The design on the piece is something I made up and doesn't mean anything to me.