The Potter and the Clay

The Potter and the Clay

“Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” – Isaiah 64:8 When I was a kid, I tried several different kinds of art, but I found that I really liked working with clay. In fact, when I was in the third grade, I won first place in the Orange County Art Contest’s ceramics category for a creepy Tim Burton-ish looking creation I made. The reason this particular art form appealed to me is because as long as the clay stayed soft, I never ran out of chances to make corrections or to start over. Even after a few hours, if cracks started to form, I could take water and smooth out the surface, because nothing became unchangeable until it was baked in the kiln, and only the teacher could do that. Though my childhood art interests

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