A serendipitous surprise February 22 2015
One evening when one of my sons was in first grade, he came into the kitchen where I was preparing dinner.
He said, "Some kids called me a scaredy cat today."
I put down what I was doing, turned to face him, ready to soothe hurt feelings and asked "Why did they say that?"
He replied, "I don't know. I didn't mean to scare them."
Sometimes what you expect is not what you get – it’s better .
A couple of months ago I made a lovely impressionist-style bowl of a poppy field with green fields and blue sky. I loved the richness of the colours. But the bowl cracked during firing. I was very disappointed.
This week I re-fired that bowl. I laid a large circle of clear glass on the kiln shelf and set the cracked bowl on top. I fired it for 11 hours giving the bowl time to melt into the clear glass below.
The next day, when I opened the kiln I found a stunning abstract poppy field. Separation in the colours letting the clear glass shine through add to its charm.
A serendipitous surprise.
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