Monday, July 14, 2008

Playing with Mud

Some of my neighbors refer to my ceramics work as "playing with mud." That's OK, at least they don't ask me why I'm talking to my pieces as I create them. I work in my garage which faces the street so as they walk by they either ignore me as being totally nuts or come in and say, "Hmmmmm....".

Our street is on the end of a long loop of streets so we get a lot of neighborhood exercise walkers, baby stroller walkers, dog walkers and the occasional runner. It's a nice feeling in today's increasingly fragmented society to see familiar faces, even though you may not know their names.

4 comments:

Sherry Goodloe said...

Oh Don, I love your mud people!

Robyn said...

Your quirky mud people are great!

* mY fRiEnDs cALL mE Rella * said...

I am loving these mud people. Are they really mud?

Rella

Don Madden said...

Nope, white porcelain clay for some, white low-fire clay for others. My piece in the sidebar (Max) is of Longhorn Red low-fire clay and he (and his kin) do look more like mud.
Thanks for your comments, Don