I am really lucky, in that the Art Center is (literally) right across the street from me. ‘Real Life’ issues have kept me from taking classes for the last year or so, and I’ve missed them very much. There’s something about centering, which connects you with the piece you’re working on and with the world spinning around both you and the piece. There’s something about glaze-firing, where you do just about everything you’re going to do, and then let go completely, which are so organic, and so visceral, which I just haven’t found in any other craft.
I’ve just listened to an episode of The Firing Log, a potter/ceramicist interview podcast. It really does make me miss potting even more, but it’s also nice to have contact with the craft again. There are few audio podcasts dealing with it, many more video ‘how to’ casts, which are nice as well, but I like being able to put them on my player and listen while doing dishes or knitting.
Well, maybe this fall I’ll be able to take classes again.