Why, oh why don't I think to make TWO of everything?
Good reasons for making TWO:
1. Insurance Factor : ONE could get bumped, explode in the kiln, have glaze acne, develop a fatal crack, get dropped on the concrete floor or have any number of things happen along the way from the wet clay to finished-thing-out-of-the-kiln.
2. Other Insurance Factor : Making TWO can cut the odds of the above happening by 50%. (Well, it sounds good.)
3. Thing number TWO might actually be better than thing number ONE.
4. I would more likely to sell ONE if I had TWO.
5. I would be more likely to remember ONE if had made TWO; then I could even make ANOTHER.
6. When the Gods of Museums and Galleries approach me for my retrospective Book, One-(Wo)Man Show, Honors Award, or Grand Prize, I would still have in my possession ONE example of my works.
Note to self: Print MAKE TWO on every page of my clay journal. (Insert forehead smack here)