Every person has a story. That idea is something I have been meditating on and has kept me passionate about photography when I get caught in the rat race of running a business. The other week I wandered around my neighborhood and popped my head into EAT. A lovely Greenpoint restaurant I had noticed was not open for meal service, however was full of energy.
I was greeted by Jordan, the owner of the space. We chatted casually about his transition of the space from restaurant to pottery studio. Among a sound track of chanting monks, neighbors popping in to say hello and Jordan throwing bowls, we discussed his desire to create and support his life purposefully. His courage to change the direction of his passion, income, work space to trust in a dream that kept recurring in his life was encouraging. As creative’s I feel we can get overwhelmed in selling and running an efficient business that we loose touch of why we chose to make creating our career (at least I do). If the heart is sucked out of the craft there is no light to dazzle and connect other’s by.
Meeting Jordan was a much needed reminder to trust in your heart’s desire, to allow doors to close, and to welcome change. Visit Jordan at his beautiful space in Greenpoint for handcrafted pottery, pottery lesson’s, and private parties.