Monday Inspiration

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. ~ Bill Vaughan

This time around I am a little of both.


Pencil Holder Pot

Pencil Holder Pot

Pencil Holder Pot 2005

Did I mention I also do ceramics? However, when I started working with clay over two decades ago, I almost exclusively sculpted. I made a few pinch pots and a coil pot or two, but I did not actually learn to throw on the wheel until 2005. This 4″ tall pot currently exists as my pencil holder at my day job. The ‘leaf’ work around the edges is a pinch technique using copious amounts of water that is pretty but also kind of dangerous due to its  extreme sharpness. Basically, it’s more decorative than practical, though I have yet to cut myself on this one. I cannot say so about a couple of my other creations.