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  • thoughtsyoustole - Dani Ferguson @thoughtsyoustole 7 hours ago
  • #marchmeetthemaker - #dayeighteen - #mistakes and #lessons

Every one of these pieces has a mistake. 1. Too much glaze. 2. Trimmed too thin. 3. I trimmed through the bottom and decided to hand build one back on. 4. A dented rim while it was wet. 5. Used the wrong glaze. I had to reglaze and refire it. 6. Also too much glaze. 7. The handle separated from the mug while drying and broke when I tried to fix it. 8. Bone dry mug that got chipped.

The lessons? 1. Glaze less. 2. Trim less. 3. Some pieces aren't worth saving. 4. Some mistakes can be fixed. 5. Don't glaze while you're sleepy. 6. Glaze. Less. 7. Accept some flaws. 8. Perfection is over rated.

Really, these are just some of the (short) lessons I've learned from clay. Also, things aren't truly broken. It's just a question of what pieces are worth your time. (This is also a crazy deep metaphor for relationships with people in your life.) You also have to decide which ones are worth the energy and then make the best out of what you have. End goal? Keep learning and keep going. #marchmeetthemaker - #dayeighteen - #mistakes and #lessons Every one of these pieces has a mistake. 1. Too much glaze. 2. Trimmed too thin. 3. I trimmed through the bottom and decided to hand build one back on. 4. A dented rim while it was wet. 5. Used the wrong glaze. I had to reglaze and refire it. 6. Also too much glaze. 7. The handle separated from the mug while drying and broke when I tried to fix it. 8. Bone dry mug that got chipped. The lessons? 1. Glaze less. 2. Trim less. 3. Some pieces aren't worth saving. 4. Some mistakes can be fixed. 5. Don't glaze while you're sleepy. 6. Glaze. Less. 7. Accept some flaws. 8. Perfection is over rated. Really, these are just some of the (short) lessons I've learned from clay. Also, things aren't truly broken. It's just a question of what pieces are worth your time. (This is also a crazy deep metaphor for relationships with people in your life.) You also have to decide which ones are worth the energy and then make the best out of what you have. End goal? Keep learning and keep going.
  • #marchmeetthemaker - #dayeighteen - #mistakes and #lessons Every one of these pieces has a mistake. 1. Too much glaze. 2. Trimmed too thin. 3. I trimmed through the bottom and decided to hand build one back on. 4. A dented rim while it was wet. 5. Used the wrong glaze. I had to reglaze and refire it. 6. Also too much glaze. 7. The handle separated from the mug while drying and broke when I tried to fix it. 8. Bone dry mug that got chipped. The lessons? 1. Glaze less. 2. Trim less. 3. Some pieces aren't worth saving. 4. Some mistakes can be fixed. 5. Don't glaze while you're sleepy. 6. Glaze. Less. 7. Accept some flaws. 8. Perfection is over rated. Really, these are just some of the (short) lessons I've learned from clay. Also, things aren't truly broken. It's just a question of what pieces are worth your time. (This is also a crazy deep metaphor for relationships with people in your life.) You also have to decide which ones are worth the energy and then make the best out of what you have. End goal? Keep learning and keep going.
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  • adam_mackay_ceramics - Adam Mackay | Potter | Artist @adam_mackay_ceramics 8 hours ago
  • Ok, back to random #meetthemaker that is in no way in proper order and theme. 
Back about 12 years ago I was maybe an inch away from going to college for music and piano. I had an audition at the school, I knew a guy on the board who would have vouched for me, my Grieg piece all set, BUT I caught the clay bug and it’s all history. 
I still play often and would love to one day incorporate more music into my life and practice. 
#westunionartstudios #morganton #pianoman Ok, back to random #meetthemaker that is in no way in proper order and theme. Back about 12 years ago I was maybe an inch away from going to college for music and piano. I had an audition at the school, I knew a guy on the board who would have vouched for me, my Grieg piece all set, BUT I caught the clay bug and it’s all history. I still play often and would love to one day incorporate more music into my life and practice. #westunionartstudios #morganton #pianoman
  • Ok, back to random #meetthemaker that is in no way in proper order and theme. Back about 12 years ago I was maybe an inch away from going to college for music and piano. I had an audition at the school, I knew a guy on the board who would have vouched for me, my Grieg piece all set, BUT I caught the clay bug and it’s all history. I still play often and would love to one day incorporate more music into my life and practice. #westunionartstudios #morganton #pianoman
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  • potteryneymar - Douglas B Hosterman @potteryneymar 11 hours ago
  • 📷 Reposted from: @bymariamoya
A este tipo tan serio parece que se le han bajado los humos con tanta mimosa, ¿Verdad? Las flores amansan a las fieras.

Lo encontráis en , link en la bio 🔝
También puedes hacerte con él si te pasas hoy por el atelier. Open day! Información en el post anterior. 🔙 .

He doesn't look that angry anymore, Am I right? Flowers have charms to soothe the savage beast.
Find him on my , link in bio 🔝 📷 Reposted from: @bymariamoya A este tipo tan serio parece que se le han bajado los humos con tanta mimosa, ¿Verdad? Las flores amansan a las fieras. Lo encontráis en , link en la bio 🔝 También puedes hacerte con él si te pasas hoy por el atelier. Open day! Información en el post anterior. 🔙 . He doesn't look that angry anymore, Am I right? Flowers have charms to soothe the savage beast. Find him on my , link in bio 🔝
  • 📷 Reposted from: @bymariamoya A este tipo tan serio parece que se le han bajado los humos con tanta mimosa, ¿Verdad? Las flores amansan a las fieras. Lo encontráis en , link en la bio 🔝 También puedes hacerte con él si te pasas hoy por el atelier. Open day! Información en el post anterior. 🔙 . He doesn't look that angry anymore, Am I right? Flowers have charms to soothe the savage beast. Find him on my , link in bio 🔝
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  • lorarust - Lora Rust @lorarust 12 hours ago
  • It’s not just #mugshotmonday, it was a mugshot weekend! So thankful to have many many lovely mugs find new homes @craftcouncil #accatlanta. This is all that’s left until May when the next round of making and firing will be (after an inspirational trip to Jingdezhen, China 🇨🇳 🙌🏻). Can’t wait to see what will come about from that! Yay! It’s not just #mugshotmonday, it was a mugshot weekend! So thankful to have many many lovely mugs find new homes @craftcouncil #accatlanta. This is all that’s left until May when the next round of making and firing will be (after an inspirational trip to Jingdezhen, China 🇨🇳 🙌🏻). Can’t wait to see what will come about from that! Yay!
  • It’s not just #mugshotmonday, it was a mugshot weekend! So thankful to have many many lovely mugs find new homes @craftcouncil #accatlanta. This is all that’s left until May when the next round of making and firing will be (after an inspirational trip to Jingdezhen, China 🇨🇳 🙌🏻). Can’t wait to see what will come about from that! Yay!
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