For the past several days I've had a terrible neck ache which prevented me from doing much at all. I remembered I had a piece of a dark brown clay slab tightly wrapped up in plastic waiting to be used. I decided to make some small item with the slab. This is the piece I came up with. I even had to delve into the scrap pile to get the top piece made, using every last bit of clay. Hopefully my neck will improve quickly so I can get to glazing the big pots waiting in the kiln.
Later I went down to the studio to cover the piece when I was sure the top could handle a light covering of plastic. I turned on the light and this is what I saw. Years ago I would have cried at the sight, but this time I laughed and took a second look. The piece looks as if it's walking in a slight breeze. This time the clay spoke twice. I have no idea how I'll get this in the kiln without breaking off the long arms but we'll see what happens. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.