When you see a piece of mine at a show or on my website gallery, you are looking at the end product of much exploration and failed attempts. If the clay hasn't been fired when I discover the "fatal flaw", then the clay just goes into my recycle bucket. If it has been fired then it gets sent to my garden. If I just can't stand to look at it (big failures)... they go to my shard pile. Sometimes my worst failures are the starting point of my next success. If I don't push the boundaries of what I know, nothing new happens. I have learned to embrace failure as a teacher.
I want to include you in my process. The ideas start as a glimmer at the back of my brain that eventually become drawings in my sketchbook. Between the drawings and the finished stage of the work a lot of magic happens that I can never fully explain.