Summer Pots

Hey there. I’m back…  I did hand build yesterday, just like I said I might. I also taste-tested my first successful batch of beer 🙂 aside from being slightly tangy, it was perfect. Full-bodied toasty dark flavor, a light buzz, and no bad aftertaste. It was just a taste test though, and I am still thinking about how I want to clarify my brew… so I didn’t take the photo yet. My hand built projects turned out rather successful yesterday…

So, I came up with some new ideas to work on today based on how the bottles turned out… I really like the front and center form, and I want to make more of those with more texture. Also, I sketched out a few little pouring vessels, like oil cans or soy sauce pourers… not my usual ideas like cream pitchers and teapots. I want to try a new direction this summer. I want to move away from being so strictly functional and try making my work more animated. I do love the idea of functionality, but I am going to try to make it less prevalent in my work. Yes, I like to make vessels that are capable of holding contents rather than moving towards strictly sculptural work, but I want to see how far I can push myself on that line. Who knows, maybe I won’t get far… 😀  Anyway, I am having issues with motivation and self-discipline when it comes to acting on my ideas and plans lately. I think it must have something to do with my current environment, because back on campus when I am living on my own and going to the studio daily I am a woman of action. Here, I just feel lazy and unmotivated and maybe a little irritated. Being irritated makes it harder to see the big picture. I shouldn’t feel so irritated because I have my freedom, but somehow it doesn’t feel that way.

I took photos of my pots before the end of the semester, but some of them didn’t turn out quite how I wanted them to… but I still love the photos enough that I want to share them somewhere 🙂

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About clayhead33

I am a potter-- I love to draw, play guitar, cook yummy food... and just have fun in general. I love to make a difference with my work, even something as small as inspiring a fellow artist :)
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