There's a video making the blog rounds by Chris Staley called Liking Mistakes which struck a chord with me. I can remember so many mistakes, or what I thought were mistakes, in my pottery. For instance the red bowl above an otherwise acceptable bowl but for the black dot just below the rim on the inside. A clay impurity bursting forth during the firing. A little bit of serendipity.
So many times the pieces I haven't initially liked have been the ones folks have chosen first from my pottery. So today I'm embracing my pottery mistakes. Do you have any handmade pottery with what might be considered a mistake? Is that why you chose it?
It got up to 85 today, perfect weather for our yard sale. I sold more pottery than I ever have before in one day. Thank goodness for small favors. I did so many firings this past month I've been dreading receiving the electric bill.
There are quite a few local folks who are collecting my pottery. One lady bought two boxes, yes boxes, full of pottery. Another lady bought a whole bag full. Even some of my experimental pieces sold. Thanks so much. I'll have more pottery tomorrow so come on by and see what else I have to sell. This post is part of Artists in Blogland show and tell Saturday. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.