Do Over

 Here's the second version of the bowl I made last week. I made the bowl form wider, added some texture to the outside and like the balance of the foot and bowl better than the first version. 

Here's the second version of the bowl I made last week. I made the bowl form wider, added some texture to the outside and like the balance of the foot and bowl better than the first version. 

As a beginning potter, I kept every piece I made – good, bad or indifferent. Just to make a pot from start to finish was a goal. I think most people new to clay feel this way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, especially when I’m making a new form or creating an idea from my head, the process to getting it right outweighs just getting it done. And clay can be very forgiving in the early stages before it is fired.  So after I have made a pot and it’s just not the way I want it,  I will break it apart and recycle the clay. No harm, no foul. This permission (to myself) to take a ‘do over’ has freed me to experiment and grow. It’s not always about just getting to the finish for me – it’s about enjoying the process along the way and making something I love in the end.

 A trip to Michaels craft store for one item, often leads to some new finds for the studio! 

A trip to Michaels craft store for one item, often leads to some new finds for the studio! 

 Oh! And I had my first  ETSY  sale this week! A recipe box similar to this now resides in Colorado! 

Oh! And I had my first ETSY sale this week! A recipe box similar to this now resides in Colorado!