Saturday, June 26, 2010
seriously, moms are amazing in general, but the ones that can throw down some clay are extra amazing in my book.
It's 5am (better than 3am, I suppose) Hunter is fast asleep again and I'm trolling blog land and thinking about heading to the studio for some "me" time.
I took a year off from clay work because I was so sick during my pregnancy, I thought once the baby was out I would jump right back in where I left off. I didn't realize how much having a child changes you. I could feel a change but couldn't figure out exactly what that was.
Hunter is now 6.5 months. I have been back in the studio re figuring out who I am. I think it shows in my work. I believe there is more compassion and heart in the objects. I am definitely a lot more detail oriented and pay attention to certain things that I never worried about before.
Sometimes I can get sloppy but that is only because I know nap time is almost over and I need to hurry, but for the most part the new sloooowed down work is working for me. Since I can't be in the studio all day, I work out a lot of things in my head and sketch a ton more. It's a very different approach than before, but I like it.
And I have such an incredible amount of respect for people that have survived infanthood and keep making fabulous work.
Some of my favorite potter mom/bloggers/rulers of the universe
Jen Mecca She has 3 kids including twins!! I'm in awe. Sure, i'll be the first to admit my huge potters crush.
Leah Bearce Guerin
Jim Guttuso- special shout out to a potter dad
FetsihGhost- another potter dad
Judi Tavil- the woman who inspired my blogging
These are just some of my favorites, sometimes it is a nice reminder that there are other potter parents out there who find the balance for a happy home and happy studio life.