There was a small amount of clay left on my work table which I'd wrapped up loosely several days ago. I decided I better make something before it got too dry to use. I rolled out a slab of clay and made this tube form and then I decided to scrunch it up for a bridge shaped form but leave it hollow. Suddenly in the back of my mind I recalled the City of Rocks in New Mexico which I visited many years ago. So I decided to add some round boulder shapes. This piece is about 7 inches tall and 14 inches long.
If I step out bounds, out of my comfort zone, once a week and make something without thinking about it, after a year I'll have fifty two pieces of sculpture. It's a wonderful feeling to set myself free to make something random, not a piece with a particular function or recognizable shape. Just making something which happens in the moment. I don't think I'll put any color or glaze on this piece, I'll just fire it like it is. I can imagine myself walking under the curve of the bridge to get out of a hot desert sun. There's also the two caves on either end, safe places to go and relax or explore. This post is part of the Mud Colony what's happening in the studio. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.