A Typical Day At The Studio
There is usually not a plan for the day 's work until ten or fifteen minutes after I walk into the studio. The first hour might be spent putting tools away, cleaning up spilled clay from the previous day's work, and other mindless tasks that allow whimsy to fade and workable ideas to gel. Visualized forms, rumbling around perhaps for months in my dream world, might decide that day to manifest into solid rock. Fired earth. And I have to be listening,
Slowly the day comes into focus as the work comes down to decisions made between my hands, a bag of clay, an an on-call muse.
And so the day begins; a creative journey during which the passage of time ceases.
Finally the work is done and I step back, examine what I've created, and decide which one of the dozen or so pots I've made will become the benchmark for all work to follow. For there is always, in every series of pots I make, one that stands head and shoulders above the rest. All work in the future is informed by the best piece from the day before. Every day.
Evolution of form happens fast nowadays. After forty years a potter, ideas are no longer random, but focused and refined. Come back often to see new work:
David On The Corner, Bakersville, N.C.
Photos of the studio
*Louisville School Of Art, 1967-1971
*Apprentice To Eleanor Jensen,
Ft. Lauderdale, 10/71-6/72
*2 Year Apprenticeship To Charles Counts, 'Rising Fawn Georgia, 1973-1975
* Berea College, 1975-1977
Opened Featherbed Mountain Pottery, Berea Kentucky, 1977
* 1986, Opened Studi D-1, Atlanta Ga., Tula Complex, 1986
* 1994-2000, relocated six times searching for a place that felt like it had called me home.
* Settled for fifteen years in Louisville, Kentucky doing non-clay related work
* Retired to Bakersville, North Carolina, October 2017.
* Opened David On The Corner June sixth 2018