Tuesday, September 23, 2008

beauty in the everyday

This is my father in law, hard at work filling a very large, very expensive hole in my backyard. The hole will be home to a future concrete slab which preceeds the building of Matt's new workshop. Shops eat time and money whilst being built.

I have been busy with classes. These are going very well as you can see from the very happy student who has just thrown the biggest pot she ever imagined she could throw.

This is what happens when you rush to get a load glazed and you neglect to test the glaze first. You get crappy, super-ugly mugs that you can't do anything to fix. These were for an order that thankfully isn't being picked up until Friday afternoon. I have another load in the bisque now and it will be glazed and out by Friday (although still a bit hot...).

These were in the same glaze load and they are perfect. I really love the combination of the matte clear and matte turquoise. They look soft and luscious.

I worked on neclaces and Christmas ornaments today. I have students coming this afternoon, so I needed a task that didn't involve the time, mess and dedication of throwing. These can be whipped off quickly and clean up is easy.

I found a beautiful quote from Frank Lloyd Wright the other day. It was on a blog that I read, but I can't remember which one (sorry!).

"The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life."

I am going to try and live this philosophy. Find the beauty in the everyday. Celebrate beauty.


gary rith said...

Celebrate yeah, and watch out for MERCURY, right?

Linda Starr said...

What a wonderful quote. I just mentioned beauty the other day on my blog, but I didn't put it quite as succinct as Wright.