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!