Recently the Honolulu Museum of Art exhibited a selection of glass from the collection of Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser. I keep an eye on what other artists are doing, especially sculptors, architects, glassworkers, woodworkers, metalworkers, and basket makers. Their forms and textures have had a huge impact on me. Much of what they do with their materials can be done with clay, and much of what they do cannot. After looking at this exhibit I'm thinking about new forms, new ways of carving clay, new ways of opening up the inside of pieces and new ways of using nerikomi .
I began potting in January of 2012. Because I'm so new to potting, I think I understand the challenges of beginning potters and hope this blog will be encouraging to them and a source of helpful information and comment. I hope you'll join the conversation!