Tag Archives: Creative Process

Breaking through a creative block

There are few things more discouraging than being stymied by a creative block. It’s a wasteland. If you can’t break through it shortly, you are bound to start suffering. Without anything to work on, you are also at loose ends, … Continue reading

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The satisfaction of homemade and ‘found’ pottery tools

You don’t see much whittling these days, but it used to be a major pastime. I tried my hand at it with my white, pearlized pocket knife. My brothers had jack knives and I bet they learned to whittle with … Continue reading

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The grounding nature of clay

I think too much, becoming absorbed in much of what crosses my path. This morning, I kept checking in with myself to make sure I wasn’t wasting time by letting myself be distracted. I hand wrote a thank you note. … Continue reading

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Are potters and ceramists down-to-earth?

Potters and ceramists are… Of course, the first thing that comes to my mind is ‘down-to-earth.’ It is a cliché, yes, but is it true? Think about the people you’ve known that you met or know because of clay…. Classmates, … Continue reading

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Your brain and creativity

I’ve been spending a bit of time pondering the nature of creativity. At the same time, my husband has been consumed with book after book on String Theory… strings not particles, a parallel universe so close to our own that … Continue reading

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Creativity Group’s Clay Workshop

I’m part of a low-key little group that meets once-a-month. We gather at each other’s homes and enjoy a workshop facilitated by that month’s host. Today, friends and neighbors will be seated around the kitchen table on Jane Street as … Continue reading

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The amazing Dutch brick-laying machine

I opened an e-mail from my mom today. I looked at it, thought, “no way!” and dismissed it as one of the many photoshopped collections that make the rounds, like this one did, from aunt to mom, then me. My … Continue reading

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