We're all wondering who, what, why, how and when. I've been distracted from my work with ripping up my front and back hallway up, painting my guest room pink at the request of my grand daughter. I've also been riding 30K a day thru Amish country early in the morning.
I went to bed the other night and thought hey man get back your groove, get the mojo going. Hey man you are an artist wtf are you doing avoiding your work?
So I went down to the studio and I made some teapots that I like. I didn't make them for the marketplace. I made them for me. I had fun! Ain't that what we're supposed to do? I could have sat there and cranked out some mindless work to keep myself busy but I am too old to just make stuff. I only have so many more more pots left in these hands so i want them to be what i want to leave in this world. Ok I might be leaving them in my back shed if no one wants them but the turtle makes no progress if he doesn't stick out his neck.
When a man goes fishing he doesn't really go for the fish. He goes for the wildness, the experience, the time away from reality. Pottery is fishing to me. I live in my mind far away from the Corona Virus, Crazy Donny, world news. I am into the mind of Crazy Tony and making Art with no idea of who, what, why, how or when I'm going to sell it. I am a Marketing Managers nightmare and I'm Ok with that. I've made my way with clay all over my clothes and hands for over 40 years now.
Hey take a look at these t-pots. I love edges and I got em goin' on. Holes, pinches, jagged edges, round bellies, and most of all- ATTITUDE! OK I'm daring ya- show some attitude in your work.