Monday, April 26, 2010

Flower Pots

Flower pots, me-style.

A couple of weeks ago, I tried to make a flowerpot in the slump mold style that is taught to beginning clay students everywhere. I failed miserably. The thing looked so lumpy and misshapen that it ruined my night, clay-wise. (I did not take a picture, of course.) I walked away from it feeling sad and defeated. How could I call myself an artist--or even a potter--if I couldn't succeed at something so basic as making a pot in a slump mold?

The day after falling, I got back on my clay bicycle, so to speak. I went back with the same clay (reclaimed), and the same flowerpot mold, and I made these four pots. The next day I made another. Mojo reclaimed.

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