I've been working myself into a hole the last five years. When I notice the pain, I push on through. It goes with the territory of being a ceramicist. Now I know why state schools pay for a part time lab assistant. Now I know why I had a work study job during undergrad strictly for making clay and tending to kiln shelves. Ceramics is tough on your wrists AND your feet. I've gotten plantar fasciitis and heel spurs from repetive heavy lifting in the lab. After four rounds of injections, it's time for surgery Monday on foot one. Wish me luck. I am on a lifting lockdown for three months meaning their will be a lot of scooting on a wheeled chair and finger pointing instructions to those around me. I'm not used to having to ask for help. Luckily I have @Sydceramics and @allisoninspires ready to show the rest of the students the way.
Author: Carolyn Ford
Artist, world traveler, yarn spinner, and lover of random things.