Katie's First Blog Post

For the first time in my life, I can truly say I enjoy writing.  With this newfound love of writing, I've decided to use this platform to explore and try to make sense of what's been on my mind.  I intend to share ideas about ceramics as well as other topics.  I'm going to jump in and start by sharing a concept I am interested in:

I experience strong tension between wanting to be seen and wanting to hide. Subconsciously, this tension has always been an important part of my work. Only recently have I realized this and decided to consciously explore it through my artwork.  Hiding behind perfectionism and self-neglect is so ingrained in me, I don't even recognize when I'm doing it most of the time.  I want to uncover what’s underneath my subconscious blocks and cultivate it.  It’s a process of unfolding.  My pottery can help me with this process. It can provide a visual reflection of this process. It can provide a visual reflection of the beauty hidden underneath.