I usually get great response to my blog posts when people think I am quitting pottery, reconsidering marriage, or best of all pointing a finger at the cookie cutter potters. They think I’m pointing at them. So I thought maybe if I tackled the age old question of “What keeps love alive?” I might see a large increase in readership.
Many of my friends out there are thinking what the hell does he know about love? Truth is- not much! I’m still learning. What I have studied is pots and that is the comparison I’m going to draw. How do you keep your work alive and your love of making it? It has to be the attention to details, the unexpected, the trying something new or something old but with a new twist. Doing that little bit more even when you don’t have to.
Doing the same thing in the same way at the same time has got to be the kiss of death in love or in pots. Perhaps that is why I have always maintained a wood kiln as my mistress. She is very demanding of me but she is always full of surprises and I like to surprise her. I always bring something special to our very hot and sweaty love affair. If I don’t give her enough foreplay she just won’t allow us to reach temperature or something like that.
I’ve been working hard of late and so I thought I would make a nice chicken stir fry, relax and read a book tonight. This afternoon I had started a special hand building surprise for my darlin'