Stay hungry, stay foolish
This is the signature on my emails- stay hungry and stay foolish. I've been giving some thought to that saluation today. Would my work be more creaive if I felt secure? No mortgage, no insurance, no car payments, no taxes, no all that make me toss and turn? Necessity is the Mother of Invention and that has ruled my life. I neeed to feed the kids. I need to pay the mortgage! I need to pay the taxes, the groceries, the car payments, etc, etc. I wonder if feeling secure and safe makes Art better. There is this thing that poets must drink hard and suffer to make good work. Hmmm I wonder if those poets had a time on easy street what their work might be like. Funny thing is that my work is always better when my bank balance is in the black. When it's in the red I make what the market wants and not what is in my heart. I'm off in September to work with my friends Lee Danisch and Fraser Carpenter on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. I have an entire month to make Art. I ain't going to Fogo to do repetition throwing that sells. I'm excited to make some one off work.Here is one of the best jugs I've ever made. Wood fired, celedon, strong and totally me.