Creativity curls through your heart and fingers like roses growing. Everything takes time to come to proper maturation -- including ideas. With clay, it is the process of evolution and erosion, eking out a new piece. You never know if the soft clay will cooperate. You never know if the water leaving it will crack or cradle the piece. You never know if the heat will firm or fracture the piece. You never know if the glaze will love or rape the piece. Its all up to the Kiln gods of change and chance, and the Laws of Physics. Fortunately God resides over both. Unfortunately, God has a sense of humor and puts us and our pieces through trials of molding, shaping, and fires of hell!