Although I am not superstitious, kind of like the idea of having a good luck charm. I reckon this is part of me being Japanese, having grown up with those from the shrines as we do. Obviously I no longer carry such a thing, but tend to ‘make up’ what suits me. For instance, a piece of terracotta leaf that my mentor made years ago. I started to place it in a kiln since I got my current job. Whether this is working or not, there haven’t been any problem with firing for the last two years, despite the risk that might have had with my students work. This terracotta leaf has gone really dark now and become an important good luck charm for firing.
So I thought of taking a new good luck charm to the show and found this piece that I randomly made for the colour test. The test was not significant, but I liked his face so saved him. When I ‘place’ him on my finger, I felt like as if he was calling me. If he works, he is going to be the one. If not, hey ho, he can still be my mate. He may become a good use to speak to the visitors(?) You never know. xm