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The ancients believed intimate objects such as pottery had a soul. I can understand why they thought this. It comes from the ground, where life sustaining plants grow, and just like people; with direction it can be molded. Also like people and plants it has mind of its own and sometimes rejects the direction in which we lead it. Often the resulting pot is better than what we intended at the start. This is why I love working in clay and why my style is not highly refined or rigid. I gently guide the clay and the glaze but rejoice in letting them become what they will by the other forces they encounter. Just like planting a seed in the garden, even when I have specific plans for it I’m never exactly certain what it will be until it is fully developed.
I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy sharing it with you.

Thank you,
Lori Buff

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  • Joined June 9, 2009

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Clay, Glaze, Fire, Water, Raku

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The ancients believed intimate objects such as pottery had a soul. I can understand why they thought this. It comes from the ground, where life sustaining plants grow, and just like people; with direction it can be molded. Also like people and plants it has mind of its own and sometimes rejects the direction in which we lead it. Often the resulting pot is better than what we intended at the start. This is why I love working in clay and why my style is not highly refined or rigid. I gently guide the clay and the glaze but rejoice in letting them become what they will by the other forces they encounter. Just like planting a seed in the garden, even when I have specific plans for it I’m never exactly certain what it will be until it is fully developed.
I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy sharing it with you.

Thank you,
Lori Buff

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