Thursday, March 31, 2011
The rabbit bowl I am using for my title block is a detail from one of the first pieces of pottery I ever made, ten or more years ago. One day while walking in the woods near our home, I found a nice deposit of natural clay in a creek bed. I dug some of it out, processed it by hand, and made several pieces of pottery from it. I fired them in charcoal, and this bowl was the best of the bunch. It has been on a shelf in our living room for several years, along with a rare few of my other hand-built pieces. Most of them simply haven't held up too well... but a few have. This blog marks the beginning of a new chapter in my education in clay. I'm very excited, and I hope you will join me on this journey. Del Thompson
p.s. Today is my sister's birthday. Happy birthday Diane!