So, I took the last session of an 8 week pottery course I took at the local Cultural arts center. I highly recommend it, making pots that is. I’ve always known about my love of clay manipulation, but it’s been over 8 years since I last did it and what a reminder I had…turns out (no pun intended) I love it. Also, note that it’s NOTHING like riding a bike, particularly throwing, it is a start-back-at-the-beginning type of thing.
But, there are just so many translate-able parts of pottery–things that represent themselves in life; balance, patience, embracing the unknown, focus, eliminating distraction, participating in the process, following the clay and letting go of the preconceived notions…
I’ll share some pics of more completed items, maybe next week. I’ll have to go back to the studio to tie up some loose ends.
I’ve also been playing a lot with this Instagram tool, which is pretty sweet. It makes you feel like you have 12 cameras in one. If you have an iPod or iPhone, it’s free and you can follow friends–of course. It’s a sweet surprise to see an unexpected picture of a friend on my phone, just for fun. Here’s another with instagram and one that just has beautiful filtered light–the room was amazing.