Knock em down...
I love looking at unfired greenware.
There's so much hope and possibility just sitting on the shelf.
The studio right now is exclusively filled with experiments and ideas. Depending on they are counted, there are no less than 9 series moving from the sketchbook to kiln. Unfortunately (although quite possibly very fortunately) these series are working through the studio in slow motion. it gives me time to think while my hands are busy doing other things.I 'm left chomping at the bit to find out what doesn't work though.
Jess was kind enough to leave me a few forms of hers to play with while she was gone and I think I prefer playing with her ball. I really enjoy her approach to the object. Lately, it quickly becomes more of a game when she is on the court..
It's becoming more and more important for me to take a stance of "This is not going to be Lick and Stick decorative work". There's so many more valid reasons to take on the challenge of bringing meaning to the material and make flawed work with charm and character, than make perfect work that's devoid of vulnerability.
I need to make work that's loaded with meaning at least for myself.
I'm not a potter...
This isn't about economics and paying the bills.
I'm just a man in search for incomplete meaning.
It's back to "Beauty before Bread."