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To Every Season

every season, turn, turn, turn

April seems to slip away so quickly.  It opens up from the seemingly endless possibilities that grow from winter's longing. My arms reach out, hands letting go of their opposing elbows, my face looks into the sun, feeling the heat, but blinded by the light!

[Snap!]

OH! OK, I may not be the poet I think I am, HA!

Am I the potter I think I am?

Teaching, traveling, and showing my work  in various locales over the past couple of month's has me looking at my clay endeavor with new eyes. Traveling opens the eyes and upon returning home, I gain new perspectives.

And so another session in my studio begins. This one for the 49th firing of my wood kiln. The scraps of of failed pots and the trimmings of others has been slaked down/pugged, ready to be resurrected/raised into new pots.

There is always SO much hope in this season of the year and in this part of the firing cycle.

Raw clay is nothing but potential, ready for shape, ready to shape.


This Month's Top 10

Here are the past month's fastest moving Facebook Ceramics Pages. The complete list is here. The current FB Index lists 324 ceramics artist's pages and is growing. Please leave a comment here if you want to suggest your FB Page or one of your faves. Currently the list is only for individual studios. Thanks for all your comments and continued support of this project!

How to: Each artist box is scrollable but at the moment you can't comment or like the content here on this page. But if you click on something you find interesting you will be taken to that content on Facebook. You do not need to be signed into FB, but if you are you can then leave comments and "like" content.  Have fun discovering new artists on FB!























Wait For It

Are you giving the world the work you love, or grinding it out?

Here's a short with Justin Timberlake talking about putting out only his best. We don't always have the luxury of time that someone like JT has to refine his music, but he gives his insight to the ideal output of an artist.



I first heard this segment in a podcast called "Life in the Woods" by Blake Stratton. I couldn't embed the podcasts here, but you can go to this link to hear the original. It's a fairly short segment and poses interesting questions for us creative individuals.