Wednesday, May 11, 2011


It turned out that the meeting I skipped yesterday was actually GOOD!  Oh well,  can't do everything all the time.  

Just back from our spring staff lunch--we went for Thai, which we always do.  We realized that out of the six of us, only three will be back in the fall.  Yes, times, they a'changin'

My time in the studio yesterday was interesting.  I have been handbuilding for the past four years, which means I haven't touched the wheel in that long.  Throwing is so much faster than handbuilding, but I like the wonky shapes I can make by handbuilding.   However, the past week or so, I have been thirsty to throw.

I forgot how WONKY my wheel is!   It is hard to center on it, because it skips a little bit in weird ways.   I threw a couple of bowls, a couple of cylinders.  I was wondering if throwing was like riding a bike--can you just hop on, and remember? 

Turns out, it's more like playing the piano after an absence, or jogging.  You can do it, but not that great. Everything takes practice...but I have to say it wasn't all bad.  You remember most of the basics, and you are rusty.      

I haven't preached in forever.    I won't preach until June 12.   That will be over two months.  I wonder how rusty I will be with that?