It depends on the work. I have a very basic open framed, outdoor wood oven which was built according to instructions laid out by French ceramic artist, Camille Virot. My relationship with this oven is very engaged, like with a musical instrument. I use it most of the time as I live in the countryside and have access to a lot of wood, and I like using dried leaves and straw to smoke the pieces. Since we don’t have any neighbors it doesn’t bother anyone either.
Your work feels like a real collaboration with the botanical world, both urban and rural landscapes?
Like most everything else in life, this is not necessarily a binary condition. I think each person falls somewhere on a continuum between introversion and extroversion, so there is a lot of variability. Personally, I certainly find myself more on the introvert side of of the line when it comes to how I process and recharge by internal batteries, however, when they are fully charged, I do enjoy interacting with people more than people that I know that are far more introverted. I hope parents share this kind of information with their children so that they know it is ok to be one of the “indoor kids” 🙂