Thursday, March 13, 2014

We are all over the place and Mr. Doubt comes for a visit

 I am working on tiles while Mark is finishing making pots for Ms. B.
Oh, yea, what could possibly go wrong?

You would think that we never doubt what we do. The only time I think we don't is when we are making work.

As soon as you stare at that piece of clay that is ready for the glaze old man doubt comes rolling in the door.
He says to me, "do you know what you are doing?"
I always say, "no, but don't tell."

I have gotten to the place where I know the glazes that I like to use on the tiles for the featured images. I get my head stuck on background.
Then I like to argue with myself on the steps that it takes to finish glazing one.

"You should try slips," Mr. Doubt loves to tell me.
"You should try spraying a glaze."
"Yea, I say let's add that to the mix."
"Raku!", he screams at me.

 I yell back at him, "Hey, I like the glazes!"
"And, I have worked this out, you want me to start all over again???"
"Why not?", he laughs.
Why not indeed.

Get out of my space....

What goes through your mind when you are working?

 Mark is staying on the wheel making pots for Ms. B.
We are going to work that little girl out this year.
Stay tune.

(you could get a real job) Quiet!
“The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”
― Bertrand Russell

“We’ll never survive!”
“Nonsense. You’re only saying that because no one ever has.”
― William Goldman, The Princess Bride 


Dennis Allen said...

I am staggered by the courage of people who risk their livelihood firing a huge wood kiln a few times a year. So much invested in such a risky venture.

Linda Starr said...

I go back and forth when I am glazing should I add another color, should I overlap the glazes, should I leave it just as it is - so much to consider and so much to chance for me. Ha.

Richard Hattaway said...

I'm reading stuff about Mr. Doubt, but I'm seeing new forms in the pictures. Especially the one with the slot in the bottom. Interesting (c:

Tracey Broome said...

Oh yeah, Mr. Doubt, my constant friend! Glazing? NOT my friend :)

cookingwithgas said...

Mr. Doubt brings exploration...

Gary's third pottery blog said...

just looooove the tiles and OH YES the Russell quote!

Lori Buff said...

Yes, Mr. Doubt does bring forth exploration, so when you're in the mood to explore, listen, when you don't have time give Mr. Doubt another job to do.