Head Up, Potter
My studio is in our home, in the basement. We live in a small house and the kids room is directly above my work space, well everything is above my workspace. I’m often working before they wake, stopping work when I hear the pitter patter of Lil’s feet, or the E-I-E-I-OOOOOO from Ben as he sings in his crib to wake his sister. As soon as they know I’ve heard them the gig is up and the pots are covered until I can get to them later in the day. Then I’m Mom and partner doing those things that make a home and a life. This work life teeter totter has its advantages and disadvantages, no doubt. Sometimes while working I forget that these things I make only a few people see as I’m making them. My head is down throwing, painting, carving. Cleaning, glazing and putting on a shelf. Stocking up , filling shelves for the next event. These designs and ideas for my pots that have been tweedling in my head, waking me early and keeping me up late are just mine, until I remember to pick up my head and share them with you. I’m quite smitten with my new work. I hope you are too.