So it seems with the creative process. There is an ebb and a flow to most art work. I tried to go against the current last night, and I got my hand slapped. The ceramics broke. All my hard work must be thrown away. I know before I do my primitive firing that the clay must be at least warm. Then the difference between the temperature going into the fire is not such a shock to the clay body. But I wanted to do it right then, so I tried could going against the current. Crack. The clay did Not like that sudden shock. So it seems like not staying with the knowledge that I have, be it ocean tides or heat variables, gets me into the undertow of life , or art. Lesson learned.
I got up this morning and preheated all my remaining pieces before they went into the flames. I was rewarded by no breakage, and some lovely pieces. Masks; plaques; and platters. Next I will decorate these unfinished creations, and show you some finished pieces in the future. All in the right timing, or current of my creativity.