Wednesday, June 25, 2014
WORKING THE CLAY
There's something about working with clay that I just love! The smell, the feel, the temperature and even the noise as I squeeze my fingers through it. No matter how many times I have to prepare the clay, or consider how many years I have worked with it, I feel a deep connection and appreciation for this organic substance that comes from the earth. The process from start to finish is threefold, preparation, production and ultimately satisfaction as one gets to enjoy the finished product. Of course the process doesn't always end well, but despite this, there is always a sense of excitement as you anticipate the end of a firing and the kiln door is first opened!