Human as Machine

The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of production.  I have been making black porcelain lamps that differ from my typical work, as the dimensions must be exact to accommodate specific lamp shade dimensions and lamp hardware.  I feel more machine than craftsman while making these.  Although I try to create equal size and proportion in the lamps, I rarely get it just right.  The positive outcome being each lamp has its own personality.  Presently, these lamps are made of Japanese porcelain, Chinese-made lamp hardware purchased in America and shipped to Japan, and the lamps are being shipping back to America for a custom order.  Who said potters are in touch with the Earth and carbon footprints.  I better do a better job or at least figure out a way to introduce these to the Japanese marketplace.