Monday, May 02, 2011
Raku and Blue
One of the things I appreciate most about working with natural stones, pottery, or anything earth-born is how free it is to express the unexpected. Most pottery such as the raku you see in the necklace above is susceptible to the variations of heat and happenstance: artists may attempt to duplicate something exactly but the glaze may think differently or the consistency of the clay may vary, sending the piece in a slightly new direction. That I love, consistency I don't.
So that explains my love for free-range knitting. Every piece insists upon being different and, in some cases, it's impossible to control the outcome.
Here's the thing: I used to be a control-freak and free-range knitting helped me relax, explore and realize, once and for all, that I am NOT control, ever. Control freaks are delusional and possibly complulsive. I know I was but here's the good news: you can be liberated!
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