I have been a pet portrait artist for years, I love it and will paint until I can no longer hold the brush. I've been an art teacher for years as well, and in that profession am blessed to help all ages learn that there is an artist in each of us. A few weeks ago, after the encouragement of a friend, I signed up for a pottery class. I have taught hand building, but never learned throwing a pot on a wheel. I love it!
In wheel pottery, as in life, it is all based on being centered. I have tried to be "centered" as a human - a life long mission. Maybe learning to center a pot will be too! Potting will not be as much a profession as portrait painting of animals, but I am learning a new skill set and enjoying the process - and hope to continue on this creative journey I call life.