It’s always a little odd to return to the studio after a long time away, especially traveling. The first day back always involves a little (or a lot of) dawdling… organizing thoughts and ideas, getting reacquainted with the feel of the work space and materials, being motivated to create. Usually it takes me a couple of days to really get back into the swing of things.

But there’s nothing like a fast-approaching deadline to get you moving right away… and I had one of those to kick-start my week after a get-away-from-it-all holiday. A full wedding ceremony tea set (with back-ups) to be completed in an already fully scheduled ten days, you say? Challenge accepted! Plenty of people would be able to pull it off easily, but teapots are not my cup of tea (yes, I just did that). Still, I do like a good challenge, particularly when it involves creativity.

Here are some of the pieces just before they were decorated with slip (liquid clay).

Anyway, the moment of truth comes tomorrow when the glaze kiln is opened. To be honest, I’m a bit nervous.

CATEGORY: In the Studio


October 5, 2012

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