|Set of two nesting bowls with sand from La Graciosa in the Canary Islands wedged into the clay.|
The first and most obvious is pottery. The decision to take it more seriously required getting to the point where I believe that I'm good enough and that it's worth the effort. This becomes more difficult with as more time passes. It's also difficult without any formal education or training and before anything in the way of sales. Nevertheless, in September I took a job at my pottery studio, allowing me to work at my 'day job' one less day a week and focus more on working with my hands. I also started selling my work more regularly.
|Vase with stripes made of clay foraged in Whitstable. Known as London Clay, this was traditionally used for brick making.|
|Bottle with sand from Húsavík in the north of Iceland wedged into the clay.|
|Bottle with large sand particles from Lake Crescent on the Olympic Peninsula glazed transparent.|
|The rocks and sand around Lake Crescent are high in basalt from ancient volcanic eruptions in the Olympic Mountains.|
|Jade green glazed bottle with a trail of volcanic sand from La Graciosa in the Canary Islands.|