Archive for August 11th, 2011

Warming up

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

I’ve been warming up this week, throwing small things like mugs and cups. These are things that I care a lot about but that I don’t think about as I am making them. That is intentional. Hamada once said when asked how he made killer tea bowls that he liked to invite a friend over to visit while he was throwing. That way his conscious mind would be distracted so that the pots that live in the subconscious could flow out bypassing his mind. You could call it mindless work. It is while working in this mode that I get my best “ideas”. It is a way of getting the juices flowing after a hiatus from clay work.
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