Time passes, pots spin off the wheel, water ebbs and flows…the Potomac River is spring-low again, and daily walks remind me how the subtle shifts, things we hardly notice, add up slowly to make the big changes. We age, islands erode, friendships deepen, and interests change. Yet we revisit certain places, friendships, habits….again and again, over time. So, the erosion of time brings me back to the computer, to decide how it is we continually make the tiny choices of how we present to the rest of the world.
The down-time…an important ingredient in being in touch with who we are, what we believe, and the directions we are looking. The pots I make are decidedly different from the ones I made three years ago, at the time of my last blog post. The way I approach clay has shifted. My take on the wood, the kiln, the studio process has slowed way down, with more eyes and hands, and less automatic actions. The Potomac River, Appalachian Trail, C&O Canal, and this little piece of home-land have been part of that shift. The pooch and the partner, other parts.
So stick with me. There is more to come. The exploration continues….