Kicking off Fall in the Mad River
It's been a year of many changes but I am happy to take a breath of familiar fall air and set up the work for display again. Taking a season off from the Farmers Market has given me ample time to reflect on the direction of my work as well as try new venues and meet new customers. This is my first year at the Mad River Craft Fair and I am thankful for everyone who showed up to show their support today!A huge part of participating in Craft shows is educating the public on the process and the why behind the work. It was bitter sweet today to share my passion for salt fired work as my body of work has been shifting.
It is not without much discomfort that I prepare to leave a kiln behind that has defined my art work for over fifteen years! One moment I feel lost, floating in the clouds without creative direction, the next I am invigorated with an creative intensity I haven't felt since my studio days at Alfred University! There is so much to learn, so many failures ahead and so many places to stumble.
Today while reflecting with a friend and fellow potter we dissected the phrase "I stumbled upon it"