Today was a normal day in the studio until I went on a brief excursion to an area of the city that produces ceramic sculpture. After browsing galleries filled with the usual astoundingly fantastic work, I came across a shop that mass produces small porcelain flowers. After watching the speed and efficiency with which the small family inside created these delicate rosettes, one of the artists invited me to attempt their process. The family spent nearly 30 minutes explaining their methods and showing me how to create the refined petals and then roll them into a perfect blossom.
When I offered to buy one of the flowers, the father instead gave me one of the blooms as a gift and would not accept my money. This was truly a special day.