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Back in bowl(s)
Somehow, I managed to get back into the BCAE studio. I have to say that they don’t make it terribly easy. I got bumped out of two classes before I finally found an open slot. Even then, I had to call into the membership office (I will not do online reg. again) and fire possibilities off to the staff rather than having alternatives suggested. And when I showed up last night, they had run out of the clay I’ve been using. Damn sloppy.

So, armed with ten pounds of white clay that feels and works a little like cream cheese, I got back on the wheel again. It’s another beginner’s class, but it looks like Darrell is going to be able to send enough refinements and new techniques in my direction that I’ll be learning a fair amount. He’s also given me leave to stay through his later class if I want. Unlike the registration process, this is superb.

A few random things:
- I ran into Kim (an instructor) and Lisa (the head shop gnome), and both seemed genuinely happy to see me. Kim said she was disappointed the independent study got cancelled because she’d miss me, but thought that Darrell’s is a good class for me to be in. Lisa is apparently on track for a position at Mass Art, which may serve well if I decide I want to go that route.

- Wayne was kicking around last night as well, and when Darrell asked if I would prefer the brown clay, Wayne piped in after I declined to say, "Yeah, he’ll be fine... he’s a good thrower and should be able to adapt well." That was cool.

- There’s a hot grade school teacher in my class. There have been hot grade school teachers in every class I’ve been in. I’m beginning to think that there’s some kind of cosmic balance at work here. If so, it sure beats the Just when I think I’ve got something going, something comes along to throw a wrench in it influence that has dogged me to now.

Now, if I can get my pacing back...
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kzookitten From: kzookitten Date: March 12th, 2004 10:37 am (UTC) (Link)
I like your journal.
It makes me smile because people like you keep this world healthy.
komos From: komos Date: March 12th, 2004 02:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thanks. That just made my day. ^_^
From: venomgoddess Date: March 12th, 2004 11:01 am (UTC) (Link)

...oh how i long to get my fingers and hands and wrists back into the feel of wet, spinning clay.. i can smell it now and i'm hypnotized by the sound the turning wheel makes..

- sigh -

komos From: komos Date: March 14th, 2004 10:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
There really is nothing like it. I had forgotten how much I missed it until I finally convinced myself to get back into a studio. Ten years is too long.

Oh, I meant to say something earlier... Hi, I'm Peter.
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komos From: komos Date: March 14th, 2004 10:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
The white (I'm told it's not porcelain, but something else entirely) has a finer grit, which gives it a soft and sticky feel as you're working it. The stoneware clay feels a lot more solid feel, and ends up being very slick when wet.

This is about as much as I know for now. ;)

Thanks. I can't begin to tell you how important it is to have this back in my life.
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komos From: komos Date: March 14th, 2004 11:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

When staring into the abyss, whose face looks back?

It's similar, but I think I'm on the other side of it. Throwing lets me start to live inside, which gives a rather unpleasant realization of where I was at before I let myself have it.
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