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As I develop as a potter, I'm becoming increasingly sensitive to proportion and flow in my work.
I'll often create a piece these days, and have an instantaneous, overwhelming sense of dissatisfaction with the form I just generated. Sometimes this leads to smashing things in a fit of pique... but other times I second-guess my own instincts.
Overall, I think it's a healthy process... but I'm not always able to completely quantify why I'm dissatisfied with a particular piece.
Anyhow, I may post an example here once in awhile, in hopes of an objective opinion or two.
Here's a garden lantern I assembled a couple days ago. Something about this piece strikes me as a bit off... but I can't quite pin down whether the stand is too narrow for the top elements, or or whether I don't like the depth and curve of the top piece.
Or... maybe I'm just a bit too twitchy these days.