I'm not sure what to call this place that I come every day now. After working for more years than I care to admit at jobs that I got excited about only on payday, I come to my studio every day and love what I get to do. My only regret is that I didn't do this 10 years ago! It is interesting to find myself pausing when I refer to what I do... I'm not sure what to call it. I can't call it work and it certainly doesn't feel like a job either. Every day now I surround myself with an art that I absolutely love. I love the colors, the shine, the textures and the process of integrating new products and ideas into my work.
That is not the best part, though. I am exhilarated by introducing this art to students who come into my studio. And the absolute highlight of most of my days is opening the kiln and seeing how their creations have come to life. Thanks to each and every one of you who has added a new dimension to my life by coming in and taking a class. I am deeply grateful!