Saturday, October 29, 2011
Use It or Loose It
The other day when I was at the gallery changing my display someone asked me if I had any large mugs. I said I didn't usually make mugs, but I could make one. They wanted a big mug that was heavy. How could I go wrong with that request? So last night I started making a mug. The first one I made was small, 5 x 3 inches, and I had a hard time getting it all to go together correctly. My fingers felt clumsey.
I started thinking it's been a long time since I've made anything other than tiles and that had me thinking. If I don't hand build pieces regularly, will I loose that skill? I might not loose the skill, but I could become rusty. So I decided to make a mug a day for the next thirty days to keep in practice. How about you? Do you find if you don't do something for a long time, you become rusty and need a warm up? Oh, the second mug is big, 6.5 x 3.5 inches, almost tankard sized. Not overly heavy, but something that big is bound to be fairly heavy anyway. This post is part of Show and Tell Saturday for Artists in Blogland. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.