As well as painting I have fallen in love with clay and woodburning. I find all incredibly relaxing and allow me to be as creative as I choose.
They are all completely different processes which holds my interest. Whilst I find with woodburning & painting you see what is developing, with pottery, particularly at glaze firing stage, I am learning when I put something in my kiln it may not come out the same as the vision in my head!
I read somewhere that “opening your kiln is like Christmas”. I couldn’t quite relate to that until I started using mine and wow is that comment true. Such anticipation for the opening and without doubt some interesting disappointments!