Thursday, November 23, 2006
ordinary vs. not ordinary
Sure, its Thanksgiving, but I have work to do first. What's this thing with hippos? More orders for hippos this week, a pair of jars requested for coffee beans. A good idea, of course.
So, I was throwing this pair yesterday and said 'hey, look how dull this second pot is, before I have finished it, let's tell everybody about ordinary pots' On the left is the first, with the banding and it looks pretty good. If I had stopped when the walls were complete but unbanded, like in the one being made on the right, think how boring it would be. There are so many ordinary pots in this world, why not spend the extra time to make something visually pleasing and fun?
OK, making a small mountain of vegetarian food for the visiting mama and papa bear, featuring stuffed shells. Readers no doubt wish they could gorge themselves on ricotta and cheese stuffed pasta and pie rather than boring and ordinary turkey.