Friday, July 27, 2007
What is ugly?
When I found my finished pot on the shelf, I was talking to my mom on the phone. I all of a sudden yelled out "Oh, how ugly!!!" My mom proceeded to remind me that someone might not find this pot ugly after I told her what I found. I was happy with the form when I threw it...even wall thickness, the bottom not being too thick, mostly centered, good shape. I had visions of this being a bowl good enough to give away as a Christmas present. I tried out some glaze that I never tried before called Molasses on the inside and Harvest Plains on the outside.
Sometimes we can be pleasantly surprised with the results or disappointed (in life, also?). I could reglaze this pot and try again, but I'm deciding to keep it this way and maybe I'll grow to like it.