It's been a long time since I wrote because it's been a long time since I "potted". I am not sure how long it had been since I have thrown, but I am guessing it was early November. It seems kind of shocking but oh so predictable. November and December are filled up with shows, work and the holidays. January rolls around and all I want to do is hibernate. I always end up holed up in the house with zero motivation to work in the studio. I work on other things like taxes and art tour planning, etc., but I don't even think about clay. Then, as it does every winter, something switches in my brain and all of a sudden I want and need to be out there again. I'm not sure if it's the lighter days, more activity by the birds and squirrels or just the hope of spring on the horizon (although we have at least 2 more months to go hear in the Northwoods). But I wake up.
I sat down at the wheel for 5 hours yesterday. My first attempt was less than stellar, but it did improve from there. They may not look like much right now, but for me, it is the beginning of new work for 2009!