Hello world. If you care to check in on me once in a while, you’ll notice this site is different. I like to think it is with good reason.
Throughout high school I created artwork in any form I could. I tried everything and I was much more carefree in the way that I worked. Then once I went to college, the idea of making a living became my reality. I had to focus on finding a balance between what fulfilled me as an artist and what was going to help me to pay off student loans.
Fast forward 5 years and here we are. I have an enjoyable job and I am pretty stable. Naturally, parts I put on hold aren’t just going to go away and now I am faced with how to deal with them in a realistic way. To be frank, I have a hard time deciding how transparent to be in regards to my thoughts on the creative process and thinking behind it. But, I have decided to take a leap of faith and try it out.
My “professional” background is in design but I have dabbled in many different mediums and honestly found joy in all of them. As of the last 6 months, I have rediscovered a love for clay that I once had as a young bleach blonde teenager. Thankfully, I have grown a lot since those days. But lately I have had a lot of anxiety around the idea of what the stuff I am making HAS to look like. The ceramicists I admire all have a style that is identifiably their own. I am so quick to put myself down and say the work I am making isn’t worth attention but the fact of the matter is, I need to embrace the process.
I work hard everyday to make sure clients are happy. Using tools and templates that make their lives easier by getting them a solution they need quickly. My brain is so used to getting results fast that when I switch over to using clay, I am overwhelmed by possibility.
I have an opportunity to really take time to slow down and focus on work I want to make. Work that I am proud of and want to share with others. But, I acknowledge the dedication and time that will take. I figure I might as well document the process and share it with anyone who cares to follow along.
You can expect the work I share to differ from post to post but I am looking to embrace it, slow down, and just enjoy creating something that will out live me.