My philosophy on making art is that it’s OK to make all kinds of mistakes. I learn best from mistakes. So, I’m constantly reminding myself that “It’s Just Clay,” or fabric, or paper, or whatever medium is in my hands.
It’s easy to get kind of lost in worrying about how things will turn out, or making everything perfect. And while I can be quite the perfectionist, I try to find joy and beauty in the imperfections too.
My friend, Meghan (Brothers and Brushes) made me this great sign. I hung it right in the middle of my studio. So, when I’m feeling like the clay is working against me, I can look up and be reminded that IT’S JUST CLAY. And I can take a breath, move on, and let it go.