Saturday, April 25, 2009

what a potter wants

Today, Saturday, I was at our sale over at Fourth and Clay with my clay gals. It was the end of the afternoon and we were cash happy after a pretty successful first day of selling off our seconds. We were kind of hanging out, chatting, and drinking wine. A familiar and comforting scene.
I said, "Is it okay if I come in later tomorrow? I want to get some work done in my studio in the morning before I head over."

Christa was like, "Oh yeah, come in whenever."

Rae pipes up and says, "Yeah, like we don't want to be working in our studios tomorrow." The sale is held at Christa, Rae, and Josie's studio and definitely takes over their whole work space.

I said, (a tad defensively) "Well, I'm off for three days of vacation next week! I need to work!" Rae just rolls her eyes.

Moral of the story: ceramic artists only want to do one thing. Make pots. Fuck vacations, or whatever they're called.


  1. Anonymous8:07 PM

    This is so totally true. No matter what I am doing in my other life, I am thinking about clay, glaze and firing.

  2. I know. What is it?
    I really feel most alive when I am doing/creating my "art". Itks a little debilatating.

  3. LOL
    Ya! me too... always potting ...
    LOL cripes!

    from Vancouver Island

  4. Ah vacations, we call them holidays over here. I haven't had one in years, but you're so right - I stopped craving them completely when I took up clay.

    I totally relate to lillybigsmum - hubby asks me "what are you thinking?" and I just turn to look at him and he knows - clay! What else is there to think about??

  5. Anonymous8:49 PM

    Oh yes. I'm a fiber artist, meaning I futz around with both art quilts and clothing. "One more thing" is my mantra. What's just one more thing I can add to this jacket? This dress? This quilt? I tried awfully hard to get into meditation, but I just could NOT empty my mind. It kept filling up with images of jackets, dresses, quilts . . . .

  6. Anonymous8:57 AM

    i'm with you... a good thing to keep you alive

  7. So true. I get nervous when I'm away from my studio too long.