carving designs into a leather hard bowl,
listening to the banter and the steady thump
of people wedging clay.

noticing the feeling of making,
even thickness, smooth edges, cool clay
taking care with form and pattern.

a paradox of values,
making craft works.
shops sell mass-produced perfection.
we make hand crafted irregularity.

and yet this feeling that
there is some tangible practicality
in working earth.

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