In the Zone


Athletes talk about being in the zone. That is when everything is going perfectly, as they have trained for and they are performing the best they possibly can.  They are so focused that the rest of the world seems to melt away. Or something like that.

Peep Hole

As a potter, I find the zone occasionally.  Most often at the wheel, when I making a series of something.  It almost feels effortless.  But I also get in the “zone” as I start preparing for a big firing.  I am returning to Baltimore to fire 40 or so pots in the wood/salt kiln at Baltimore Clay Works in a few weeks.  For the last two weeks, I have been singularly focused on waxing and glazing pots for the firing.  Sorting which will go in which chamber.

Other tasks suffer during this period.  Fewer blog updates.  No throwing. Fewer facebook and twitter updates.  My Etsy shop certainly suffers.  I miss the feel of wet clay, but am excited to get this round of pots fired.  Ok, back to the zone.

Advertisements

About Claytastic

Health coach. Writer. Teacher. Artist. Living an amazing life with MS. Interested in bringing peace and beauty into people's lives.
This entry was posted in Pottery. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to In the Zone

  1. Heidi says:

    Can’t wait to see your new pots!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s