It’s a regular theme in our work. To be, to dwell, to rest..

Over the last 48 hours, I have driven from Glasgow (from a makers market) to Nairn (to see a friend and to make a pottery delivery) then back to home.

But I have used that time to rest, to dwell, to think.. To talk things over. To just sit by the shore. To walk in the edge of the sea. To play with their dog. To sing along to CDs in the car. To be cooked for and to be understood and to be finding time to find me.

I’d recommend it.

After a few months of making for shops, commissions and fairs, I decided to have a week of playing with clay – here’s one of the sculptures I created. It’s a reflection on a poem by Chris about how we sometimes need to be low down, near the curve of the earth, seeing the world from a seated position, in order to look upwards and to know that we are held.

I enjoyed the process, the letting go, the thinking bigger.

Today, I was back to some orders, but with a fresh eye and a renewed spirit.