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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Why turn clay into money?

I've decided something.
Yes, my thinking has proceeded to the point that I can again make a decision.

I like making things in clay.  There's the slippery luxury of pulling it up into a cylinder on the wheel...feeling that gravity and the centering and the force of centripetal pull will yield with my energy.

We must be true inside, true to ourselves, before we can know a truth that is outside us. But we make ourselves true inside by manifesting the truth as we see it.
Thomas Merton

My focus of energy takes me different places at different times in my clay forming existance.

I read blogs of potters.  I don't know where the blogs of clay sculptors are...are they out there and I haven't connected to them?  I see those of artists sometimes.  They are great.  

I am not pushed to make better, more beautiful functional wares.  I admire them.  But I am now going a different direction.  It's the season of change for me, where I start thinking of forms not as how they are held and used, but how they explore a design that exists just for itself...a concept brought into being to share visually only.

So today I'm not interested in turning my clay into money.  That is a valid pursuit, and I wish success to all the great potters (and bloggers) who are doing so.


1 comment:

  1. I call myself a potter and sculptor :) best wishes and I canNOT wait to see what is on your mind!


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