- Mixing pancake batter
- Making cookies
- Serving Salad
- Combining granola
- Eating popcorn (the bigger the bowl the more popcorn!)
- Mixing ingredients for just about anything……..
When I sit down to create a number of the same type of form, my primary goal is never to make them look identical. (I’m NOT a production potter) Each bowl is thrown with between 6 and 8lbs of clay (for you inquiring potters out there!) It’s been a while since I’ve thrown any large forms and I’m always surprised when the clay responds with such fluidity that it feels somewhat easy. I threw about 7 successful bowls in a row before shooting this first time lapse video. Watch closely……
The process of making something functional out of a lump of raw clay is always awe-inspiring. I encourage my pottery students to quickly adopt the mantra “the joy is in the journey” so that they embrace the process of making work rather than any outcome. I think working with clay keeps me humble. (I’m setting myself up for potential comments with THAT statement!) The medium seems to respond to the potter based on their disposition in the moment. If my mind is elsewhere, the quality of work suffers the consequences. Fortunately the day I spent trimming and finishing the mixing bowls, things flowed nicely as you can see in this next time lapse video......
Check out my instagram account to see updates on how these bowls come through the drying, firing and glazing processes! In the mean time, here's my favorite late night snack!
Popcorn the VEGAN way1/3 cup organic popcorn
2 Tbl Coconut Oil
Nutitional Yeast (Red Star is the company I search for and I like the fine flakes for popcorn)
Melt the coconut oil in a large non-stick pot. Add the popcorn and tilt the pot until the kernels are coated, then place the lid on the pot and be patient. I cook on a gas stove but have also used this method on a glass top electric stove and it works just fine. Now just LISTEN...... eventually you will hear the popping begin and when it slows, simply turn off the heat and take the pot off the burner. Wait a moment for any lagging poppers because they'll pop right out of the pot if you remove the lid right away! Pour the popcorn into your favorite large mixing bowl (preferably pottery!) and sprinkle with nutri-yeast and garlic salt, tossing to combine. The yeast gives it a savory 'cheesy' flavor AND it's full of B vitamins! Now sit your butt on the couch with your loved ones and crunch away!