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Why Do I Blog About My Love Affair?

Why Do I Blog About My Love Affair?
Why do we blog about pottery, clay and the processes surrounding it?  For me, it is the ultimate way of recording what has been a miracle in my life.  I would like to share it with the world and the teacher/educator in me feels the need to pass along my hard-learned knowledge.
Other potters, such as  Scott Cooper at  St Earth Pottery, write blogs and he was also contemplating this exact thing – why do we blog?!
His post of January 22 talks about blogging and how it works as both a photographic record and firing record.  He also mentions Michael Kline, “who’s just back from a blogging sabbatical, and the man I think of as the Godfather of potter bloggers — has been writing about the whys and wherefores of his endeavor over at Sawdust and Dirt.” 
Another potter/blogger that he touts as a great influence is Carter Gillies.  His post about pottery eyes is brilliant!  He states, “This is the critical role of my blog. It is a tool to pry open our eyes and our perceptions.”
So, I will continue to blog.  As a record.  As a tutorial for others.  As an inspiration for others and myself.  And, ultimately, as a tribute to the love affair of my life – CLAY!
Written by Marian Williams


  1. Carter Gillies · May 31, 2013

    Keep up the good work! You are doing a great job!

    • Marian Williams · June 1, 2013

      Thanks heaps! That means alot to me coming from you! The Master of Blogging! Thanks!!!

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