Now I don't mean what you will see if you look out my studio windows -that's just all brown mud and slush and will be for a little while yet!
What I mean by studio scenery is the most lovely sight of all...
I just love seeing this... ...turn into this... ...and this... ...or this... I have always loved to look at rows of freshly thrown or finished pots. I wanted to take pictures of rows of pots even before I had a digital camera with the freedom to snap pictures of any old thing without fear of wasting film. I like pictures of pots in progress even better than pictures of the finished pieces. The finished glaze surface interferes with the experience of pure form that is more possible when the clay still has it's soft skin. And I like the feeling of accomplishment that comes from seeing many pleasing objects that I made all together. And perhaps, even after 17 years, there remains the thrill of knowing that I can now do something well that was once HARD!
Does anyone else sometimes treasure the process more than the finished products?