Back at it

teapotI feel like I'm finding my stride in the studio.  It's taken me a while since being back from my Penland class.  I think I've just had so much on my mind that I've not known exactly what to do.

Getting a bunch of pots made has been the best thing for me.  That has always been my mantra, 'Make pots'.  I can sit around for days and have things go through my mind and my sketchbook but it's not until I get on the wheel and make some pots that things start coming together for me.  I guess it's the physicallity of it all.

Using the red tempra paint for layout has been a lifesaver for me.  I can mess something up in the blink of an eye because I haven't thought it out well enough.  And once it's scratched in there...well it's there.

I've got a bisque full of plates and bowls going tonight; I made cups, more plates, and decorated serving bowls and a couple teapots this afternoon.  A good day.  I can't wait to get some of this work thorough the glaze kiln.  Hopefully by the end of the weekend.

Thanks for checking in.