Today I went to Hadley to do returns and get a birthday gift from the kids for Mama. On a whim I drove by the new arts building at UMass and decided to take a look around. During my wandering I ran into one of my mentors and previous professors, Nancy LaPointe. We had such a wonderful chat. It was inspiring to see her again.

In talking about clay, the idea of throwing as meditation really resonated. In that moment I let go of needing to make anything in particular and to just immerse myself in the joy of making, and making, and making.

tall-tumblersThat comes nicely on the heels of striving for repetition in tall tumblers yesterday. 3 inches by 6 inches was the goal as well as consistent form. Here is an image of the vessels to date…