It's sad. Seriously made me wanna to just say NO! I'm KEEPING IT! I wanted a kiln for so many years, wanted to sculpt and glaze and make my own dishes. Wanted to make all the cool planters I see in my head for the million house plants around our place. Wanted to make tiles for the Dream House kitchen backsplash.
I had the kiln--with the coolest little pottery studio ever--for almost two years. I fired it exactly twice. Yes, there were lots of reasons I didn't get out there...between the colonectomy and the doll shows and the record heat this last summer (no AC in the shop). But the point is, I didn't. When I want to do something bad enough, I make time for it.
I really do want to do all the pottery projects, all the dishes, planters, tiles and sculptures. But apparently I want to make dolls more. So I put the kiln on Craigslist, and I will NOT beat myself up over practically giving away hundreds of dollars in glazes and gear. Some talented potter is out there, financially strapped but born to play in the clay. This set-up will be the beginning of an artistic miracle in his or her life.
I did make some things, and these will serve as my souvenirs of the time I lived in Pottery Land.
|A vase for Mary Jo.|
|A tiny Schultz.|
|An owl tealight.|
|A Dia de los Muertos windchime. More like a wind-clink, but I like his grin.|
|Sarge, the six-fingered pencil holder pot.|
|A crazy tiny planter.|
|A tiny bowl for buttons or something.|
|The kiln. Waiting for her new home.|
Despite my knowing that it really is time to let it go,
the goodbye is still a little hard to take.
I hope Talented Potter hurries up, so I can move on.