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  1. My neighbour was an artist and I used to sit for hours watching him paint on weekend mornings. That was a pretty young age for me - likely 8 or 9. He was also a sculptor. I remember trying to make things similar to his work with our back yard mud - wonder if he noticed? The school system I was in (public) invested in art education. We were always on field trips across the river to the Detroit Institute of Arts or Cranbrook or on a train up to Stratford or something! Most people have no idea what a great area & incubator for art the Detroit area was - thank God they saved the DIA when Detroit went bust. A visit to a dorm in Berkeley brought a lot of early childhood memories back to me as they had a big Diego Rivera mural on the wall and I hadn't thought about those days in a long time. Good teachers and good administrators brought those events to fruition for kids in those days. Another art gallery next to our high school had a Rodin exhibit( one of many good shows) while I was there. My daughter tells me we lived in a bubble- both economically and for education - likely c/o the auto industry , so that a middle class lifestyle was able to take in all of these things. (Some of the other memorable field trips included a trip to the River Rouge plant, with a cat-walk over the glass sheets on a roller -red hot! Don't think that would get by the lawyers now days :)) Didn't actually take ceramics until high school and I loved it materially & aesthetically. I think the early age art exposure was important to appreciate the forms that could be made and I still look at articles & books from that era for inspiration .
  2. I get the magazines and I'm in Canada so it probably works the same for you in Portugal Pottery interests vary quite a bit so perhaps the membership is the best gift until you know what type of books or videos she would like.
  3. terrim8

    Paul Soldner Workshop

    looks like he had fun
  4. raku'd all morning & then I get into the kitchen tonight and burn my hand from the steam of a microwave dinner. Looks like I should have kept the raku gloves on.


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    2. Benzine


      When you are dealing with temperatures around 2000 F, for a ceramic firing, you are ready for anything.

      A couple hundred degrees, in the kitchen, autopilot is engaged...

    3. Min


      ouch! hopes it's minor! 

    4. terrim8


      just two small spots :unsure:

  5. And it still works well? I was told to never let it freeze. Interesting how we always learn about breaking the rules. I bring mine in to the basement= pretty chilly down there but not freezing.
  6. terrim8

    Lucy Rei Glazes?

    Lucy Rie's glaze Golden Manganese- did anyone find it in Ceramic Review ? Thanks!
  7. Two mornings later...I'm doing a 180 on this topic. Maybe its the PBS documentaries I watched this weekend but I can understand the Alaskan's position on this topic now in relation to censorship or protection. Art can easily be used out of context & perhaps (& unfortunately ) censorship is still required in this world. Visual art is the transmission of ideas and I firmly believe that it can be appreciated in an educational setting but the whole world is still far from rational. Looks like I got up on the depressing side of the bed today ! On a brighter note, here is an article about art used rationally. https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/new-10-bill-featuring-viola-desmond-goes-into-circulation-next-week-1.4173055 You'll notice the flip side of the note includes an eagle feather.
  8. terrim8

    geese 2.jpg

    Raku I think but pit would be interesting. They take forever to dry! I have them up in the kitchen- not the cold basement and they still aren't safe to bisque.
  9. Yep- that's why I just took a walk under are cold blue sky. Lots of chickadees out there today and its time for icers. Trying to decide if I want to make one pair of shoes into permanent icers as I can install cleats into them or just get the removable kind. People do have lots of opinions on this and there may be personal digs that I didn't want to participate in!
  10. Just because they are sacred doesn't mean that you shouldn't discuss them, learn about them, appreciate them, etc. especially in an educational setting & putting restrictions on this is like burning books! It is censorship. How would people like it if one political group or one religion or one something or other- took over & told you what you could or couldn't look at, learn about, appreciate, etc. ya I woke up on the wrong side of bed and got on a soapbox this morning .
  11. I agree with Curt, above. If you are researching the art form and then presenting the topic in an accurate manner then I don't believe it is "cultural theft". The accusation of cultural theft is what is wrong and represents a way of thinking that is detrimental to the educational process.
  12. terrim8

    Glazing a mortar and pestle

    I made a few out of porcelain and left the pestle unglazed. It works
  13. terrim8

    kilnshedpulleykilnandme copy.jpg

    fantastic kiln shed! And some really nice kilns!

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