September 30, 2010

Thursday Meow

Getting back to work isn't so easy. Ron's having a good discussion over at his blog about "warming up". Pottery 4play, if you will. Go on over and enter the fray. In the meantime I was reminded of this quote by Chuck Close (thanks go to adjunct potter John Simmons):

CC: Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work and the belief that things will grow out of the activity itself and that you will, through work, bump into other possibilities and kick open other doors that you would never dream up if you were just sitting around looking for a great art idea. And that a belief in that the process, in a sense, is liberating and that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel everyday. Today you know what you will do, you could be doing what you were doing yesterday and tomorrow you are going to do what you did today and at least for a certain period of time if you can just work to hang in there, you will get somewhere.

'nuff said. Thanks Chuck.

Now it's on to the next one.
Speaking of next one's, Courtney Martin and I are joining forces for the next wood firing on Snow Creek Rd. It'll be at her place on the 15th. Time to get busy decorating and glazing all of the pots that didn't make it into 36 and make a few more to fill out the showroom.

My show officially opens in Asheville tomorrow night and it's also online. Looks like there are still a few pieces left. ;-) Hope to see you there!

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