Identity Crisis

Heart Wheel Throwing 3

Lately, I’ve encountered a bit of an identity crisis. During one of my more recent critiques, my peers unexpectedly, but nonetheless unanimously favored my functional work. As I have been committing this semester to developing my skills as a sculptor, this had come as a surprise. Hearing from them that a piece I had haphazardly thrown, slip trailed, and glazed provided a greater understanding of the underlying concept in my work threw me for quite a loop. Through I did not discard their insight, I refuse to let go of my desire to work with sculptural, non-functional forms. Instead, I have decided to wear two hats, at least for the time being. Who says I can’t be both a potter and a sculptor?