This I treasure it's just a thing but it's a gift, a gift to me, it's mine it sits or hangs on the wall atop my kiln and it shows my kiln but it doesn't show my kiln it shows me what I think my kiln is, what I think someone else thinks my kiln is.
It's a kiln, sweet kiln, just the electric toaster oven it is.
This the stitching here I got as a birthday gift, on the day I fired my electric kiln for the first time, the first kiln that I could consider myself that is my cash from my pocket put this kiln in my studio. Everybody every potter deserves a kiln the ability to fire as they should wish, everybody deserves food shelter too I know I'm operating on such a what a height of "need" it's not going to last forever I'm knowing that more and more each day it's getting better and I'm afraid of what might if
Today is today
And this here again the stitches a reminder of what one day not a full year ago what hurdles I made for myself and made myself jump and that I'm able to consider these the necessities.
And the question still remains: how the hell am I supposed to make good pots in an electric kiln, that is pots that I like or speak for me or at least about which I can speak without hesitating? It's still my first calendar year with it, it doesn't have a name I don't think it ever will I never really have named my objects just my laptops and external disk drives because you need to name them for networking purposes and so. If I build when I build a wood kiln it will have a name I think I've already decided on the name, that feels a bit presumptuous.
So I have a feeling that for now and forever this little bit of white and red will be read as the name as the existence of my kiln when I outgrow the kiln (I've convinced myself I've outgrown the kiln even though I haven't taken from it all I can take learn from it.
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