October 26, 2009

kiln starts with k


Obviously... this is not a kiln. But it did come out of a kiln. And please, excuse the faux flower arrangement. I have not had the time to find the proper blooms for this very special piece made by my daughter's own two hands... but was too anxious to set it aside completely unadorned.

Laura is enjoying this ceramics class... in fact, I think she is living for it (and yearbook.) And I love to listen and hear her go on and on and on... about this piece and that. The process of the rolling and sculpting and carving. The way you hand over a piece of yourself to the kiln... all the while hoping that your work was not in vain, and the kiln will be kind. And the relief mixed with complete and utter joy when her piece emerges from the kiln intact. She heartbreakingly relayed that her friend's castle was not so lucky...

She may be living for this class... but me? I am living for those eyes that sparkle with delight. I am living for her voice that bubbles joyfully. I am living for those pieces, embossed with her very own fingerprints, that are an extension of who she is... and just maybe... who she dreams she will be.

It is Monday... and so I join my A to Z friends over at Jen's Unglazed. I'm anxious to see what the others have chosen this week... and especially wondering if Jen has found a photo of a a "K" bird!

11 comments:

togetherforgood said...

Oh man, I really love this. How awesome for your daughter to discover and use a talent. :)

Kelli said...

It's especially exciting to see your child filled with joy!

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is so sweet. I love that she LOVES this class too. She has always been a crafty/artistic girl.

Lo broke quite a few pieces too...well, the kiln did it!!!
But what survived, we treasure always.
:)

Jen said...

Happy Monday Dawn!
Great hobby- maybe even a career for her!
Sorry to disappoint, but I can't even think of a bird that starts with K. hmm?

Cassie said...

Kiln is an excellent K word. My son and daughter-in-law were both ceramacists and in fact met in a magnet ceramics class! It's so neat that your daughter loves the class. Such a wonderful way to be able to express her artistic talents. The clay in her hands---tell her to use lots of lotion on her hands when she is done 'cause clay will dry her hands out. I hope she keeps it up. Clay is such a perfect example of how God is the potter and we are the clay. (love that song btw!) Happy Monday Dawn! x-c

Life with Kaishon said...

This is really beautiful! I can't believe she made it! So skilled that daughter of yours!

julie said...

i love it! what a wonderful craft! i would love to see more!

Margaret said...

Looks like you have an artsy girl too. Her wall vase is very nice. She's talented!

dawn said...

Hi Dawn!

Sounds like you have quite the artsy girl on your hands. How wonderful!! I'm sure you will treasure those creations...

Have a great day!

Ben said...

Nicely done and a great choice for this week! Looks like you've got a gifted girl there!

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

I love pottery...and have had several surprises from the kiln--both good and bad. I'm with your daughter, though--it is addictive! I've been wanting a kiln of my own for years. I think in my next house I will be sure there is space for one.