Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Breaking through

SO, breakdowns are occasionally good. You have to reevaluate your priorities, and do SOMETHING about the things that are not working in your life.
I decided to carve out more time for the studio, since it's been making me increasingly crazier that I have spent my whole life in pursuit of being an artist - and suddenly I no longer MAKE. Luckily I have a very understanding boss who realizes the importance of making personal work for all of us artists in this creative enterprise. Our jobs are incredibly creative and challenging, but still... I have not figured out a way to send my garden to a juried show for instance...
SO. I spent about 5 hours in the garage/studio (geez. - OK> from now on I will call it a workshop...) and made a "bunch of stuff".
Here are some boring pix of the "blanks" - the cups and plates and bowls - which will receive a coat of slip and then be drawn and painted on. I have some ideas up my sleeve... so if I can just keep this momentum going, the WhatNot Pottery may actually get rolling along finally...

Anticipating getting work out of David's kiln tonight or tomorrow also... this last firing was so smooth and physically the least demanding of the firings I've experienced with his kiln...
Stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. This is so cool, Anne! I'm so glad you're making art again, & glad I found your blog! Can't wait to see the finished pieces.