i've been absolutely mesmerized by this 'make everything' idea i had awhile back. i mean, i want to make it all. well, i don't know about everything, but i would like the idea of going to grad school with the notion of only making things that i can use to make things. so not only could i spend my time on the objects and do them well, they'd really mean something to me, and i'd have a bunch of tools i don't already have ta boot.
i haven't completely worked this notion out yet... would i use the tools i already have to make things i don't have? would i throw everything away and really try to be pure about it? i mean, find a rock, and use it to shape another rock, then use that make a handle, so i can have an axe? dig up metal ore, and try to smelt it down and make all more own alloys? that idea gets really crazy really quickly, but the point is to recognize that humans had to do that at one point, albeit over hundreds of thousands of years. i'm trying to discern a way to satisfy this notion within myself, yet still make it doable in a few-period, or perhaps in the rest of my lifetime. i'm not sure.
anyhow, i can't making this little pots the last couple of days. i used to hate hand building with slabs and coils, although i've always been completely enamored with clay work, especially in the last few years. then frankie sent me a link to these series of videos, and now i'm hooked. i love how crappy they all look, yet how each one is slowly getting a little more even, a little smoother, bigger, and more complex. its been very satisfying and put me in quite a good mood this evening.