Creative Process

It’s fascinating how the creative process works. Some days I will be in the workshop twiddling my thumbs wondering what the heck I am going to do with all that clay. Then there are days (or even weeks!) when there aren’t enough hours in the day to complete all my ideas. This last week was one of those. Ahhhh.

I’m not sure why it happens this way, maybe my subconscious is busy fermenting away even on those thumb twiddling days. But when it comes I feel so relieved and grateful. Oh, I am a potter.

I think one of the reasons this was such a productive week for me was reading this fantastic blog: http://finemessblog.blogspot.com/

I was searching for techniques to make stackable pots and found her blog and website. I didn’t end up using her technique this time but I might at some other date. Thanks for sharing! Also while perusing her highly entertaining blog (lol-ed a number of times) I found her technique for making oval butter dishes.

OMG it seemed way too simple. It would never work. But guess what? It did. And it was simple! Thank you again Lori Watts. Here’s the butter dish I made using Lori’s method:

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And I was finally successful, after many failed attempts, at making the stacking pot. Whew. Super excited to have completed three of them and dreaming of how I will glaze one. Here’s a picture:

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Many thanks to Lori Watts of Fine Mess Pottery for her generous and  humorous thoughts and ideas!

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