the return

28 Jan

I’ve been back from a monthlong trip to South Africa for almost two weeks now, and I am reminded once again that travel is amazing, coming home always feels good, and getting back to work sucks. For me, I always come back from travel a slightly differe…

medical emergencies

5 Dec

I had a bit of a medical emergency last month. I was at my studio when I started to get a stomach ache. Over the next 90 minutes my entire stomach area started hurting so badly that I had to sit down. It was all I could do to get in my car and dri…

big pots

8 Sep

I’ve been hitting the limits of my abilities on a few things lately. Hitting the edges of my skills can cause me unnecessary distress. I forget that it’s okay that I don’t know how to do every last thing with clay, and I can still learn new things. Or,…

hitting the wall

8 Jul

The clock is on countdown to the Clay and Glass Festival. Last week I finished more work than I thought was realistically possible, and somehow managed to get it all into the bisque kiln. Usually, a few pots won’t make it in. Like, that kiln was packed…

money freakout thoughts

29 Apr

Lately, I’ve been waking up at 2 in the morning, completely freaked out, almost panicked. A little piece of reality has recently lodged itself in my brain, and it’s this: I’m going to turn 50 in the summer of 2020, and I have no idea how I’m going to p…

not so sweet perfection

8 Mar

I have been working on a lot of new things in the studio. Probably too many new things, I have some serious backup in the brain and now it’s all gushing out. I feel like after being in my new studio for a year — A YEAR PEOPLE– I’m finally getting int…