After travel to Russia I'm trying to find lost balance, to build up my life routine again. It's curious how with years passing I become more delicate and less flexible...
I returned to my unfinished projects in December. Unglazed work was waiting for me. So it was a great excuse to dive into the studio and finish my first pottery line before the new year. I did so and the result satisfied me. I felt very proud about bringing an idea into life, from sketch until the end.
It took hours making pieces, giving them finishing touches, firing, mixing glazes and finally high firing - when pyrometer died at 300ºC. Even so I decided to go ahead with the firing referring to my experience and it all went well.
Can you imagine my satisfaction!?
Yes, it is an adventure, a passionate one.
Now, a new pyrometer is installed in my kiln. I asked for a slab roller as a new year gift. It was a very big investment, but I'm so happy with it, it's simply amazing!
I was so happy to have time off at work at the hotel in January-February - almost 6 weeks!
I did a little trip to Barcelona with a friend. After that I worked as much as I could at my studio despite cold and humidity. I launched my new shop page www.laccentnou.com where you can find all my recent pottery work.
Now, a batch of new work is waiting for glazing. I'll test new glazes and some wild clays and will make some research and experiments.
I made a ton of beads and can't wait to pack them up for the pit firing!
Sometimes I ask myself why I have chosen ceramics? The process is so slow and requires so much time and patience... It looks like I love suffering.
I fired today, I can't open the kiln until tomorrow because it has to cool down slowly, you know? It sounds completely crazy nowadays. Everything goes so fast nowadays....
Making ceramics to me is like a parenthesis, to focus, to concentrate on making and living intensively the process, being present. You won't center clay on the wheel if you aren't there.
Well, here is some of my recent work. Let me know your thoughts about it!