A beautiful metaphor of the Potter's Wheel
"Its about the centering place that's very important.
Just be free in mind and spirit to create; be centered yourself and then you can focus and certainly center your clay.
As you center the clay you need to interact and feel the clay - it tells you when it's ready.
All you have to do is listen and that's hard for a lot of people.
Once it's centered, just listen and go to the next step.
You need to be centered as well as the clay.
When you're centered this is such a pleasant experience. - like life!"
....Dennis Ott, The Sedona Arts Center