My standard line to the students is that you should know what glaze you are going to use before you make the pot. I've been guilty of not knowing what the hell we were going to do. This new direction into e-ware had me in a kerfuffle. Now that I am seeing this uptown goes downtown direction in the decoration and colour of the work I can see that the work has to change. I have always made classical historically referenced work. Today I left myself and it felt good to get the hell away. There was life back in the throwing and lots of marks of process. I made jars that look like ladies, cups with Australian upside down handles and little Tommy the Tank Engine teapots. Tomorrow we go slip slidin' away and they will all be dunked in a white slip and then the bright lights of the city will be turned on. I'm having a good time away from myself.
NCECA Panelist- Milwaukee, Wisconsin March 19-22 Panelist along with Mark Hewitt NC and Lisa Hammond UK. Moderated by Dr. Mary Ann Steggles- U of Manitoba Topic- Where have all the potter's gone? Last gasp or rebirth!