Sometimes it's hard to hold onto my own work but every once in awhile I pull something out of the kiln and set it aside to think about keeping. Since clay is my livlihood I usually let go of the idea that something will become mine. But this sweet little cup is now mine! It is one of the first in a series of similar cups that will make their way to my site this fall. It is one-of-a-kind for a theme of bigger birds with flowers all done freehand without more than a concept. I usually create characters that I then repeat and they become part of my line. But here is a turn towards re-inventing what my line is! There is quite a bit of change going on here, with me, my home, my work and this cup is my personal reminder of this new phase.