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Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Milestone!

For the first time EVER, I opened up a glaze firing to find out that everything is not only usable, but SELLABLE. Didn't really ever think it would happen. But it did! So here is the load and some pieces. My kiln is small so that somewhat takes away from the accomplishment but oh well! It makes me happy!

Its been interesting to read the MFA debate about whether it prepares artists for the real world or not. In a way its made me thankful that pottery for me is a hobby and its nice that sometimes I can sell what I would have made anyway to go towards real life expenses such as MOVING TO COLORADO. Its nice that I have the freedom to make what I want, whenever I want and don't feel directed by any market other than my own heart and soul! Gosh that was cheesy and I know I would probably jump at the chance to make a living as a potter but for now, its been a great escape from the stress of everyday life!

1 comment:

  1. Good job on the glazing and therefore the great firing results, Meaghan.. It all looks wonderful. Sometimes I think a small kiln would be an advantage as it would not take as long to fill.
    I am glazing right now, and it is taking me forever--not my favourite.
    Good luck on the move..hopefully you can still persue your pottery.
    Cheers, Trish