It is usually well into the afternoon when the colors start following us around the room.
It appears on pots.
But it also likes to rest on the left side of my wheel and hang out for awhile before it moves off to the right side and rests high on my workspace.
I have to admit we can be easily distracted by pretty shinny things and watching the colors move around the room is... well, a distraction, but a good one.
The funny thing is Mark had carried this prism out to the studio years ago and set it in a window to collect dust. No sun, just dust.
Then one day he picks it up and moves it.
It was just waiting to be alive.
Now it is shooting colors at us.
Look at what I can do, it seems to tell us.
You can just see the shadow of the small prism on the wall. It sure is bold for such a small thing.
This is something I would recommend if you are building studio space for yourself placing some windows up high for extra light.
The first time we built the studio we just stuck in windows.
Oh, look, I need a window here.
This time we gave it more thought and placed several windows up high to catch the sun.
I do miss the window that I use to have in the building that was directly in front of my wheel. It faced out to the back pasture and in the early spring I could watch the bluebirds working the area for food and nesting material.
It will soon be time for some of the birds to make their way back. I always look to them to let me know when spring is around the corner.
Below are some bottles that Mark, Charlotte Wooten, of Humble Mill Pottery, and I worked on together somewhere around 1995-1996. I had kept a few and then I had a few fly back my way in the past few years. I finally gather them all together in one spot. Charlotte is such a talented potter and I do love her work.
If you are in the area be sure to look her up.