Pretend art and other things celebrating my weirdness, I mean uniqueness
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Had a wonderful day at pottery class yesterday! I was so happy to be doing better and to be advancing. However, one of my INSTRUCTORS actually had a hard time yesterday. That's kind of how it goes. Some days you can "throw like a dream" and other days it's hard to concentrate and the clay seems to have a mind of its own.
I was very nervous when my pastor asked me to do a communion set for our church, but yesterday helped me feel like I might actually be able to do it with God's help. Yes, I did think of Philipians 4:13. Just kicking around some ideas about the design. Would like to do some type of carving.
p.s. The first picture is upsidedown because I threw the stem parts of the goblets today (which are done upsidedown). Here's a Simon Leach video about goblets if anyone's interested.
p.p.s. Hey, I sent Simon Leach an email this morning, and he just sent me one back from Spain! Cool!
Visit Yosemite or, oh heck, visit every national park in the U.S.
A really good pot is in the details. --Doug Casebeer at the Ceramics Workshop in Jamaica '10
There's only one way to grow while making art: take risks and allow yourself to make a lot of bad work, then look at it. I consider what is working well, what missed the mark or confused the reading, what needs to be adjusted on the next one. --Linda Arbuckle in The Penland Book of Ceramics
All great actions have been simple, and all great pictures are. --Ralph Waldo Emerson