When you hire a plumber to stop over and fix a leaky pipe, you need him to show up and try to do his best work, or at least meet your expectations in doing the work.  As potters and artists, we may need to practice in showing up in very much the same way.

Allowing the customer to have a positive experience with you can be good for sales, lead to more work, and even on days when you might not feel all that happy about what you do.  I have found if difficult at times in learning to love what I do and even on days where I may not feel all that passionate about things still show up for myself as a professional and get the job done.

In this episode, I talk about a few things that can help you show up as a professional when selling your pottery or art work.  I need to practice all of these things for sure and have a bad time with most.

One book that helped me a great deal was Do the Work: Overcome Resistance and Get Out of Your Own Way. by Steven Pressfield

Do you agree?  How do you show up and do the work when you have an off day? Is it possible to show up and make art when it feels like a job?  Let me know by emailing me at  Also, if you enjoy these episodes be sure to subscribe.  I try to post weekly if time allows.

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