Pottery as Therapy.
Here is an example of what is when you let yourself play "freely" with the clay.
In this exercise, I had nothing in mind. But in the shape of the clay, I saw two figures attached. As I refined what i was able to foresee in the clay, I saw one small female figure stuck to a large male figure.
The female figure has no "ground", no base. The base is all used up by the the male figure.
I didn't feel I liked it. So I destroyed that piece.
With it, it felt right to build two new pieces squared and well defined with the remaining pottery. It was a very freeing experience.
It is important to leave an art therapy exercise on a "positive" note.