Thursday, August 12, 2010

Back in the Groove...



Lately I have been dealing with some orthopedic issues, and I'm finally getting back
into the groove of things in the studio. This week I have been making pitchers, bowls, and cups decorated with hakeme slip, and painted with our lollipop design. We have been working
on some new altered forms for our upcoming show in September. We also have several other glaze patterns that we've got going. I will post some pics of those from the next firing.
Out of all the patterns I tend to get into more of a groove with the lollipop. I guess that comes from working with slips, and the immediacy of this type of application. To tell you the truth I really feel like sticking them into a salt kiln when they are done, but that is kind of difficult at this time considering there is no salt kiln... yet. Oh well, we always need to be humble when planning the future.
Over the past few months I have had some time to reflect on how as potters we need to look at the way we work everyday, and is there anything that we can implement in our studio's that will help us to work longer without putting more strain on our bodies. I have come to the realization that is is better to work smarter- not harder. I am feeling more like the tortoise than the hare (if you know what I mean). Slow and steady wins the race. I think a tortoise can still get into a groove, but i don't think Banjo is buying it - do you!!

Banjo








6 comments:

  1. I think you should be more like Banjo than a tortoise. Spurts of energy followed by periods of lying down and resting. Great pots.

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  2. good to see you back- take it slow!

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  3. First I thought your post read, "back in the 'grove", lol, and thought you had been traveling!

    But even better, you've made some nice pots! I wish you continued good health. see you in the 'grove!

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  4. I just got back to making pots recently and I feel same thing. Also we have to thank we can make pots with health, don't we?

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  5. Banjo needs a basset friend....

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  6. Glad your back in the groove. I need to remember to take rest breaks, maybe I'll invest in a timer and set it. It is so easy to get involved and forget how much time has passed by. that song lollipop, lollipop just popped into my head, now I'll hear it in my mind all day long. ha.

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