The greatest inspiration for my pottery is nature. Specifically, my garden and the photography of Karl Blossfeldt. But how does this inspiration manifest as a pot?
This is how my creative process often works. After a morning in the garden, I am bombarded with ideas for new forms or how to improve current forms. The ideas just come, and then of course I have to get to my wheel to figure out how to make these internal musings come to life in clay. At more contemplative times, I sit in my favorite chair and browse through my Blossfeldt or other nature books and let the images seep in. I always keep my sketch book close to record the visions that appear.
The creative process (whether mine or others) fascinates me. So while I still have a few days before I get back to my wheel, I was wondering: what inspries you? If you are an artist (or aspiring artist), where do you get your inspiration for creating a new piece? If not an artist, what makes you stop and take a breath or inspires your imagination to run wild? Let me know and maybe we can inspire each other.