As you know I like to mix things up every now and again with the kinds of blog posts that I make. This one is definitely more of a personal nature – I’ll be unveiling some new additions to the shop next week so be sure to check back!
I’ve done quite a few interviews for both blogs and e-zines now and I quite often get asked the question ‘how did you get into pottery?’ After all it’s not a very common hobby for the average 20 something!
More recently though I’ve been thinking less about the how’s and more about the why’s. No one ever really asks me about the ‘why’ and an awful lot of crafters will say that they re-evaluated their lives after a major event, more mothers really want to spend time at home with their kids which I think is a great thing all round.
Unfortunately though my why isn’t quite as happy as some others. I think when you experience loss in life that you not just reflect on the person who’s gone and what impact they’ve had but also your own journey and where it’s going. I think this phrase says it best ‘time is our greatest non-renewable resource’, I can’t remember where that comes from but its true.
Once you’ve ‘spent’ time its gone forever and it can’t be reclaimed, unlike those pots that didn’t quite work out in the slurry bucket. Sometimes I think maybe making pots is a trivial way to spend time but it makes me happy and I hope that before each parcel goes out it brings a bit of daily joy to the person who loves and uses each pot in it’s hopefully forever home.
I don’t think I’d be here without my fabulous buyers though who’ve really grown my little business into what it is now. I still get really excited and energised by working with you. I’d like to thank all of you who’ve bought pieces from me, follow the blog or follow me over on Twitter and Facebook!