Its raining here in Seagrove North Carolina, I can hear the rain dancing on my tin roof I love that sound! So I have all kinds of thoughts in my head, Im always thinking sometimes maybe too much but to day I want to share someone else's thought,
"Why be a potter? Pots can be used, they have a function. Even a bad pot has some use, But a bad painting, there is nothing to you can do except throw it away"
I mostly agree with Hamada on this and it makes me smile too when I read it. But some bad pots should be thrown away too I know I have thrown away many in my early years if you don't they will come back and haunt you! Trust me on this one!! I found one on ebay from one of the first years I started making pots, It hurt to see it too, I hope someone took in that ugly duckling and ether loved it or put it out of its misery.
I Still throw away pots that I never want to see again, and it feels good letting go of them too. Even knowing all the work that went into some of them I know that some times they just miss the mark.
Well here's a great pot from one of my last salt glaze firings that I kept to get an image of, I'll have a hard time letting go of this one!