Back in January, I had the chance to hang out with my friend Kari as she spent an evening at the May Carter Pottery Studio downtown. I love pottery and most of all watching it being created. It makes me think of Isaiah 64:8, “O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand”. Have you ever watched a potter work? They begin with a simple lump of clay. It’s shaped into somewhat of a ball and then placed on the wheel. From there it is pushed and pulled. Sometimes it crumbles and breaks, but the potter pieces it back together and begins again. There are bumps along the way, but are smoothed out with special tools. Soon a beautiful shape begins to appear. The potter’s gentle hands guides the clay into different shapes and sizes. Not one piece is the same. Each is one unique. Designed and carefully thought out by the creator. It is not a quick process. There are many steps in preparing a beautiful work of art. But, each one is important for the survival of the pottery. It makes it strong, able to withstand the purpose that its life holds.
It was a wonderful night. Not only spent with a great friend, but being able to be creative and capture a beautiful form of art.
See some of Kari’s beautiful work here!