Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pedestrians and Racers

Some potters refer to their best work as "Racers", those pieces that, when you crack the lid of your kiln after a firing just dazzle you when you lift them out.

They are the surprises. The exceptional. The keepers.

And keep them you should. This is your best work.
Photograph them.
Put them in a place of honor.
Respect them because they are the very best representatives of your talent.

Keep them as your personal work index.

Use them as a reference for further work.

Analyze them to find your next pathway.

They are your past and future.

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