Thursday, March 29, 2012

Watching Forrest

Had an amazingly fun time this past weekend watching Forrest Lesch-Middelton at ClayPeople. He's a fantastic presenter and I love his teaching style. He's going to be putting in a workshop tour this summer swinging through a few of the southern states. Catch him if he gets close, he's definately worth seeing.

Thanks Forrest. You gave us a lot to talk about!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Bach - Cello Suite No.1 i-Prelude - The Silence Before Bach

A hot bath, bath salts, a bit of Bach... It must be Wednesday.

Road Tripp!

Heading over the pass to Richmond this Saturday to hang out at Clay People for a long anticipated workshop. Finally my chance to see Forrest Lesch-Middelton do his thing! I've been wanting to get an up close look at his process since Linda Fahey turned me onto his work a few years back.
If you're in the are in the area, I hope to see you there!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Slow Walking

There's been talk about putting more effort into less work.
I see it as a justifiable response to the times.

"The harder it becomes to live making objects-the more precious those objects become." Tony Merino

I couldn't agree more.

I've been lamenting in the fact that I no longer feel like i can consider myself a "potter". A well practiced potter habitually produces both quality and quantity.

I haven't been able to produce quantity for a few months now and I'm feeling the deflation of self worth.
 The up side is that what I am able to get done, are works that have been on my bucket list for the past half year. I've got to get these out of the way so I can move on. This is about seeing if I can hit a mark on dealing with issues of scale.
This is all about a personal internal dialog regarding Quality.
As usual, I wont know if it's a hit or miss until everything is out of the kilns.

Saturday, March 3, 2012


I'm down to my last few hours that I"m getting to spend with my old studio space. 6 weeks ago I was planning a new spring seasons adventure. Now the shelves have been stripped out, the built up debris has been sorted and hauled off. I'm looking forward to a new start...

But before it all starts all over again, I want to say that after 5 years spent in this space, learning to deal with all sorts of daily adversity that comes with working clay, I've seriously bonded with my "Man-Cave" and I'm already feeling the onset of a studio version of "Home Sickness".

It's been quite a slog, but it was soooooo worth it!

So on this note I want to remind myself... I'd gladly recommend dancing with what's available today over lamenting over what you just don't have. There's simply no time for idle wishing!

Bottom line.... Shut the hell up and make "Now" happen!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Thursday's Child

I think a lot of us feel like Thursday's child.