Creativity is a way of both thinking and behaving with both subjectivity and objectivity. It's a combination of feeling and knowing between what we sense and what we know. When we're aware of both, when we embrace both, there is a sense of wholeness. Of course I don't think it's possible to have a perfect balance of both, and it's that imbalance that makes us unique to each other.
Our society, in general, is either subjective or objective; in fact, that split kind of typifies the individuals of our society. The objective person is a knower after the fact, the one who kind of senses the situation and then makes a determination based on that experience. The subjective person is sort of a here and now type, savoring the sensory experience and caring little for the conclusion.
When we combine the two, as I hope we all do, we gain more than both. We have a more natural conscious balance between extremes. It allows us to see ourselves from a more unique perspective and our wholeness becomes more apparent, more palpable. We can lead and follow, we can determine our goal and go toward it - - we can design the stimulus and experience the response.
Creativity is expressed in so many ways, infinite ways. Such as designing a brochure, or throwing, glazing, and firing a mug or a platter. Creativity has been expressed it the chairs we sit in, the benches we sit on, the orange tables in the studios, the colors of our walls, the patterns in the carpeting, where the little trees have been planted out by the 'lodges', the way we install exhibitions in the gallery, even how we light those exhibitions, and on and on. I even get creative when I cook, sometimes when I shave. When we each have an idea that we want realized, we're being creative. Sometimes our creative solutions may not be as strong as we'd like, but they're still our creative solutions; we're exercising our CREATIVITY.