“Why, what is to live? Not to eat and drink and breathe—but to feel the life in you down all the fibres of being, passionately and joyfully.”
- Elizabeth Barret Browning
Have you wondered what life would have been if you could go back and choose to follow your dreams? If you are at life's crossroads trying to make the hard choice between your comfort and passion, how do you choose? Let us ask some dreamers and do'ers what it takes to follow their dreams.
This is a story of Ginny Conrow - Seattle's celebrated ceramic potter- an artist by choice, a teacher at heart. Come along on this beautiful journey into Ginny's World as she walks us through her choices, her life and the things in between.
"Ginny Conrow's porcelain forms have a distinctive elegance and grace... Her mastery of this technically difficult crystalline glaze process further emphasizes the sensuality of the pieces." - Diane Creber, Author of Crystalline Glazes
"I Learned Pottery just by Watching People"
"You see, many women are cooks, but more men are chefs. I was lucky my parents raised me to believe I could achieve anything. I began pottery as a hobby when I was studying journalism, but later I could never spend a day without going to the studio. I started spending hours in the studio learning and improving my pottery forms till one day it got too much. I fell sick and I was advised to give up pottery and focus on my career. But I could never imagine my life without the studio …and that’s when I said to myself, if someone can make it as a potter, why can’t that be me!“
"I have decorated my garden with the pots that didn't come out great - see nothing is really worthless. If you want to be an artist, you should start by making your surroundings beautiful."
"It is important for an artist to find tranquility through the surroundings. For the last 10 years, I've spent half my year in a small town called Yelapa in Mexico. It is so remote that I have to leave my car at Playita and take a boat ride from there to Yelapa. I was lucky to visit Yelapa when I was in Mexico with my friends, and just like pottery, Yelapa simply grabbed me with its serenity and peace. It has brought tranquility to my art and my life. The elements of nature in Yelapa have inspired me to try new things with my ceramic shapes."
“A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.”
― Salvador Dalí
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