I took today off from my day job to focus on working in the studio. A day for me. The kiln is firing now so I’m home bound till its completed. As I was cleaning off the pieces to put in the kiln, three of my platters were shattered. My own mistake, no one to blame but me and trying to hurry. This was done first thing this morning, setting the tone for the day.
After a few phone calls to friends and my sister to calm me down, I’m still a little hyper about it. My sister recommended listening to the song ‘Vagabond’ by Wolfmother for a little inspiration and then finish my tea and get back into the studio and focus. I did as my sister told me, and I’m feeling a little better. This song is on the 500 days of summer soundtrack, which is a great movie and it really did help get me in a better mood. I know that pieces will break and that’s life, its all part of being a potter. I know this is more upsetting to me because they are part of a new series of sushi sets that I was trying and I was quite proud of them. They were to be photographed and included in an application that is due this Friday for an art show this summer. With that, I’m getting back to work. I’ll post some photos as soon as I empty the kiln.