PARTICIPATORY SPORT FOR CRAFT ARTISTS
The idea for any work of art is the beginning point. Ideas come in many forms. They are not always great, but they can grow if given space and options. Once I have a fundamental idea about the next piece I want to make, I try, what I call, creative daydreaming. The best time is when there are no distractions and that usually is that time when I first wake up in the morning. I have already initated a concept and now I can casually daydream about how that idea can turn into a piece of clay sculpture. The growth of that idea will continue even while I am making the piece. Keep your mind open to change and alternatives and you will be surprised at the end result. I should add that lengthy inactive periods to not necessarily bring about new ideas. Think about the world around you, go to the studio and start something.