Yesterday as I was pulling random things from the raku kiln, Gerry commented that I was a one of a kind potter. Not like "wow, you are one of a kind" but wow, you only make one of everything.
He's right, I get an idea, and I work it out, test it, and then find I didn't like the idea enough to make a bunch of them, so I move on. I would really like to slow this pattern down a bit, make more with less forms, instead of a bunch of things that don't relate. I am getting close. I have found things that I do like making over and over, and have found things I know I won't make again. I really like making bowls and trays so those are going to stay, but all of this little stuff I have been using for testing has got to go. I want to get bigger pieces that have more substance. Another reason, unfortunately for making all the little stuff is the kind of festivals I'm drawn to. The folks at these festivals are going to want to buy little items that they can afford and can carry around at the festival. So, I have to work that out. I really like these houses and am developing that idea more and more. The mugs are coming along, and I have some pinch pot cups that I think are going to be pretty cool, we will see after I fire the next kiln. so, on with the process. After this push to get enough made for Shakori, I am going to inventory what works, what I like and what to put together as a more solid body of work. Off to get ready for my workshop today. We are going to see Roman Candle tonight at the Cat's Cradle. This is so cool, Wesley came home last week with three tickets for the show. How lucky are we as parents to have a teenager that brings home concert tickets so her parents can go with her and her friends. Blessed!