At the beginning of the year I was blessed with a couple of new gifts. My roommates gifted me with a mate, Apep, in the background. Second, the first kiln firing of the year surprised me with these two awesome pilsners that had slightly warped into one another with what I like to call a gentle kiss at their "lips" (ceramic terminology referring to the rim of a pot). It's easy to become disappointed when your pieces finish with major defects. It happens often in the world of clay to the point where you learn to accept it when it happens, taking it with stride & moving on. An important aspect in life. With this incidence in particular it was pure bliss. Though there were many pieces from that firing that needed an additional push, plates that cracked to all hell which ended up becoming experimental wall pieces, & a few others that unfortunately became "trash". In reality the results are rarely how you expect or hope them to be. Regardless of your results, how are you accepting what is, especially all of those perceived "flaws"? Letting go & transforming to the situation & allowing it to benefit you in an alternate way? Are you finding or perceiving the perfection in the imperfections?
Something about myself...