|Joe Pinkelman, Pinching China #4, Porcelain, 12 x 10 x 10"|
After the first couple of days, I found myself getting overly anxious waiting so I decided to sit and start making pinch pots. It worked to my advantage in several ways. The first was to ‘warm’ myself up to ceramics and get my mind into the experience of working in clay. Secondly, it challenged a hand building skill I use many times with my students but not with my own work. Lastly, the process became like a Buddhist meditation for me and I focused on my body, my hand movements, and my environment.
|Joe Pinkelman, Pinching China #6, Porcelain, 12 x 10 x 10"|
|Joe Pinkelman, Pinching China #2, Porcelain, 12 x 10 x 10"|
You can view more of his work here, on TAG's website.