I'm making a new ceramic piece. It's not what I planned because once I started working my plan felt heavy and boring. Instead I felt moved to create something else. I'm not sure that it's the "safest" method to use for the firing technique I want, but I also don't really care. Why? Because I learn through experience, not by thinking rationally. If I use my rational mind I am cutting myself off from the full richness of the creative conversation. There are ideas I'm not quite aware that I'm incorporating, both in the design and in my execution. Those ides are quiet, lurking in my body or my intuition. So. Maybe my seams will crack. Maybe my underglaze is not a good choice. But I'm doing exactly the right thing for right now and it is FUN!

I’m curious to see what comes next.