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192 Jim Boone Rd
Bakersville, NC, 28705
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828-675-4097

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If At First You Don't Succeed , Then Try Again (and again)

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just thought I would share this post from my Facebook Page for those of you who don't subscribe to my FB Page.

 L-R, first attempt to fifth attempt

Sometimes I have an idea and it's seems so perfect and crystalline in my mind's eye. In this case I wanted to make the rope impression on the vertical surface of my tumbler form. But when the idea is taken to the clay it doesn't always work the first time, or the second, or the third time. But that's the inherent beauty of making pots, the pursuit in real time of the picture in one's mind. I have more work and problem solving to do to get there, but that's where the fun is. As Robert Earl Keen sings, "the road goes on forever and the party never ends".

Clean Plate # 1

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As seen earlier on Facebook
I didn't want to leave anyone out, namely, non-Facebookers. If you've wondered where everyone has gone, or if you're ready to "cave" go to this link, you won't turn into a pillar of salt. [You don't have to join Facebook to see the content that I put up there. Unfortunately you won't be able to leave comments there unless you join.]

I hesitate to call this the first in a new series, but here I go. Pots always look better with food on them, don't they?

Satisfying!
The rewarding view of a clean plate!