Wednesday, February 17, 2010
mugged culinary schmulinary..
anyone else spending a lot of time shoveling snow? jeez louise!
so this is a recent conversation in my head. i stand looking at the row of large platters, starting to amass and take over my studio.
should i make some smaller work? i am enjoying making this large platters, working first as a potter, and then as a painter, i am well fed, my belly need for variety stuffed and slumbering joyfully as the hands sing a song in colors across the clay. but yet the nagging thought forks my mind, shouldn't i make some mugs? why after all they sell well and these platters aren't exactly in the impulse snack isle. i have procure a part-part time gig waiting tables twice a week, to offset the fact that i am not selling as much
fare, this winter has been a new adventure in cooking with clay, and while it has been a success in the studio, i have yet to get financial feedback from the public. yes it would help if i put these platters in more than one gallery, and yes this is the off season. and as far as the pagoda planters go, they are quite tasty but ice cream does not fare the masses palate in dead winter. as i write the aroma of decision becomes palpable, i can fairly taste the answer that seeps out from under the silver colander of personal inquiry. i should make some damn mugs! this entry was dully faceted out of my mind after imbibing ken burns delectable mark twain documentary;)