Working with clay is all about transformation!
When you start with a ball of clay, in it resides almost unlimited potential to be anything. Just as when people change, the clay is shaped and refined by it’s experiences.
Before I can glaze any of my pieces,
I do an initial firing that is known as a bisque firing. It is at this stage that the clay embraces the changes that I have made, it’s final form is set. It is also at this stage that the clay lets go.
As the temperature increases,
you can see the clay releases that within that no longer serves it’s change. The trace amounts of foreign materials that no longer serve the clay are burnt off, as the changes to it start to take hold. As we change, we must not be afraid to let go of the things that no longer serve us.