Over the past few years, I have dreamt of spending more time in the studio and less time in the office. The Road Less Travelled for me is becoming a physician after being in college for design for a period of time and choosing medicine instead, at that time, life as an artist. So the price for that is being 25 years behind the curve and working on getting back into clay and fire. So my mid-life crisis is not cars or relationships. It's pottery. It is learning and talking about wabi and sabi, glazes, building kilns, going to workshops, watching masters create, realizing that there are so many people who forget more about ceramics than I'll ever know. Anyway, I feel like the guy joining the team after the season has started, but I'm not looking back.
For anyone interested, I will be posting the successes and failures of my attempts to return to clay.
Currently I am building a raku kiln to go along with my electric kilns. The portable raku kiln is the precursor to finding a place to establish a permanent gas-fired kiln to do high fire reduction stoneware. Pictures to follow as I am having some problems with downloads.
Happy birthday Pippin
9 months ago