My study of ceramics is largely centered around throwing. The part of the art that keeps me in the studio and returning to the wheel despite all the other necessary things is when I get to take my raw clay and make something with it. There is a lot more learning that is needed to become a capable and proficient potter; chemistry, geology, history, time management, physical strength… It all comes together in the end.

One thing that i have been including in my daily work now that quarantines are occurring, studios are closing and materials are waning is sketching out the ideas that bounce and float around my head.

Loosely rendered sketch

Taking the home-bound opportunity to lay down ideas could prove very useful for me once I’m able to get back to the studio work I love.

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