Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fall into a new season

While the calendar still says summer the last couple of days say "falls a comin". I must admit I love the fall. The cool crisp air, the change of colors on the trees, having to wear a nice soft comfy sweatshirt. But with the fall comes the holidays and the big push to get products in our shops that say "It's the holidays!! Buy me." I hate the holidays! No that's not right, I love the holidays. I hate the stress of the holidays. So much to do so little time. Trying to figure out what my customers will want to buy. This year I'm going to do this a little differently. All my family and friends tell me just to make the things I love to make. Don"t try to figure out what the world wants. I love making pottery. I love the feel of the clay and that moment when it's the clay that tells me what it wants to be. There is a zen moment that happens to me sometimes when I'm working on a piece. It's the quite that I don't notice until a couple of hours have past and I realize that I have worked on a piece for this long and it is just right. Not sure how it got that way, but it did. And I am happy. So this holiday season I will be making things I like for my customers to enjoy and hopefully want to own.

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