There is something very cleansing about the cyclical nature of ceramics. Throwing, rolling, making, trimming.......Breathe, then it all empties out of the studio and the shelves are bare. Just for a brief bit and then it all comes back. Shifting from dry clay to pink bisqueware. Again shifting to glazed.
|Bridges Pottery - Empty Shelves - All loaded in the kiln|
In my mind I think of my routines in units and measures. Fitting as many units in during the "empty" shelves period. Thinking about the units it will take to prep and glaze.
I see pictures of other potters studios and sometimes they look spotless - I image that it is during their "empty Shelves" time and things are packed in the kiln. I with people would post more photos of the mess we make when creating our pots.