Sunday, March 27, 2011
Oh pottery I love you..
Well the weekend is over and I have 27 pieces of pottery to reflect a successful 2 days. I have been a potter now for about 15 years, but now teaching full time and keeping up with my 2 creative kids, leaves little time to be creative myself. I think that people just expect an art teacher to be creating at all times, well that is true of me 99% of the time. I make cards, journals, paint (murals and pictures). I often let my own kids find the glue and beads to assemble various artwork, but to actually have time to throw pottery...well...I have a kiln and a wheel and I love throwing pots, it was my concentration for my BFA. I find myself thinking about the pots I want to make, then I seem to get sidetracked with another project. Well this weekend was a huge success. I sat down Saturday and got 9 mugs and 9 bowls thrown, mostly for gifts I promised. Today I went to my studio to add handles to all my mugs and was drawn back to the wheel for another 9 bowls. Now let me say that this seems all perfect and Zen like, but I did have a 2 year old playing in paint and clay the entire time I was throwing. I didn't mind her company, in fact I loved that she will know clay at an early age. So with all that said...I had a very successful day being an artist, not just an art teacher who wishes to make more art.