One Week in the life of a studio potter and a studio painter/jeweler. Showing up and doing the work, that’s what it’s all about.
On Friday, Roger burst into the shop (literally, no one enters like he does), plopped a canvas board on the easel, and went after some idea he obviously has been working on in the background of his subconscious! Possibly an hour later, the energetic brushwork has taken shape and is brought to its conclusion.
I’ll be 58 this year and I’m working on year 3 of being a full-time potter. It feels kinda crazy some days! When I catch myself dwelling on any particular downside to making “10s and 10s of dollars,” I think back on a Bob Dylan interview I heard on the radio while sitting at my wheel about 12 years ago.