I am looking out my window amazed that our trees stand with the weight of the snow. The snow on trees is very beautiful in a way that is different from my usual look at the world. I prefer sand, sunshine, water movement. So, on this cold day, I am wondering how do I get this imagery on a pot, a cup, a platter, or even something non-functional.
Do I use a dark or light clay body? Do I try for a literal representation? I instantly realize that I will never be successful. So, I need to just look at one texture, one small image, that resonates with me, and work towards getting it onto clay.
Here is a teapot that I made a couple of years ago, thinking about this same thing. I guess it’s time to get to work at revisiting this theme, since I seem to still be wrestling with it.
If you live in the North, wear lots of layers today. I am having a hard time convincing myself to leave the house.