On a day that consumerism overwhelms (yet I still post on Etsy). Fellow potter Malcolm Davis died (yet we still have his glazes and humour). A quick pass through fellow clay blog musings about mud lends a quote for the day…maybe the best we can do is do what we love as best we can.
From travel comes inspiration….looking at algae pools at Yellowstone National Park this spring brought to mind the complexities of glazes in wood kilns. One of my favorite forms to fire is a wine decanter, side fired on shells, with multiple layers of glazes. These glazes run, drip, combine, layer, and mingle with ash to highlight their complex history in the kiln. I crave this.