Archive for August, 2013

a good old good one:

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a dear friend and mentor had some kind words for me yesterday that made my week and helped fan the embers of a studio practice that has had much in its way this summer.

reflecting on a piece of half glazed bisqueware lying about  – he said – ‘i couldn’t tell if it was for my flowers or to club someone over the head’

of course some pots serve multiple purposes.  and as always there is precedent in our shared history.

this little gem i dug up over at the Mingei Museum website.

and nevermind the size – people were smaller back then…

 

 

Sunday funnies…

steven colby: potter

i wish i made it…

Betty Woodman (1930, USA)   Utensil Strainer, 1978 Raku Earthenware ht. 7.5, wd. 6, dp. 5.25 inches Artist stamp on foot An amazing early work by Woodman showing where she would eventually take her ceramic works in the following decades.

Betty Woodman (1930, USA)
Utensil Strainer, 1978
Raku Earthenware
ht. 7.5, wd. 6, dp. 5.25 inches
Artist stamp on foot
An amazing early work by Woodman showing where she would eventually take her ceramic works in the following decades.

this little pot really struck me as i was surfing the seas out there.  mostly the way the two cylinders are so casually placed together – the taller folded over the lip of the lesser.

i’ve got two consecutive studio days on my hands –  think i’ll push some pots together.

the more I learn, the less I know – but what I do is all too much

 

august kiln.

studio shots of fresh pots

this page certainly has all of the info I needed about this subject and didn’t know who to ask.

steven colby sancai glazeglaze kiln emptied out this morning with a couple of gems.  i’ll get to shoot them this evening while i sand, price & pack for tomorrow’s market.

so-

more to come…


Detail from Pitcher - 9.o9

lunch plate ; circa 2oo9

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