I have spent 35+ years in the construction industry. Building and remodeling homes. I took a pottery class in High School and made a few pottery pieces. They were coil and slab projects, but I never was introduced to the pottery wheel. About 15 years ago I got a chance to take a pottery class in Grand Junction Colorado and was introduced to the pottery wheel. I found out that I had a natural talent for it! Life happened and I didn't touch the wheel after a few months.
Fast forward to March of 2019, I got the bug again and decided to set up a pottery studio at home. It has been such a great experience. Pottery has taught me a lot, patience, patience, and patience. Waiting for the pieces to dry, to load the kiln. Waiting for the kiln to fire and cool down. Waiting for the glaze to dry, to load the kiln, and again waiting for the kiln to cool down again. After this long process, I finally get to see the finished product. Another big lesson I have learned is acceptance. Accepting where I'm at in the evolution of my craft. Acceptance of how the pottery piece turns out. Every piece is unique and one of a kind. I now love that.
Dale Doering - Potter