I started my Making Friday routine because I didn’t seem to have any time to spend in the studio, so I had to schedule it in. In particular, I needed time in which to tackle non work-related projects, as I find these “just for fun” things seem to inevitably provide the basis for future design work. To use a gardening metaphor: Making Fridays are compost days, so even if what you make is a bit shit, it’s there to feed the things that grow later 🙂
Lately, thanks to my hotshot studio and shop team, I don’t need to schedule in studio time any more (it feels like a miracle!), but I do still need the discipline to put down the task at hand and do something non work-related. So for the last three weeks, I’ve started my Monday morning with a pottery class at Louise Gelderblom‘s studio.
It’s all been pinch pots and fingers so far, and I don’t have much to show yet, but oh my goodness, I’m having a good time! I LOVE clay, I LOVE starting Mondays on a whole different track, and I’m so excited about working in three dimensions for a change.