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#21 GEP

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 09:14 AM

Definitely functional. I like the idea of being useful, but really my reasons are more selfish than noble, it's just that I would get really bored if I had nothing to do.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 10:00 AM

I was going to post something here about how I hope this isn't the beginning of a series of incredibly silly questions, but decided not to offend anyone by doing so.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 12:22 PM

I was going to post something here about how I hope this isn't the beginning of a series of incredibly silly questions, but decided not to offend anyone by doing so.

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Jim,

Nope.... the existing question pool ranges all over the place from mainly for fun to serious. Ceramists come from all sorts of "directions" in what they find engaging and useful....... so it will vary a lot from time to time deliberately. And what some people find "unnecessary" as to a discussion, others will find that valuable stuff comes out of it. And vice versa.

As I have mentioned in my Facebook postings linking to these questions........... if you have suggestions for possible questions please privately email them to me. We might already have it on the "list", and that will help maybe "push" it to the top choice. I'll get whatever you send into the "loop" with the other Board members and if it is one we think will "work", you will likely see it turn up eventually.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 12:59 PM

Functional, because decorative just doesn't suit my visage any longer ;-) I would prefer to be a treasured everyday use piece, with some chipped edges and a nice matte glaze outside and something shiny for the liner. That may not be decorative, but it sure is a beautiful thing.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 01:23 PM

Thanks for the great responses to our first question!

We are looking forward to reading what our Forum friends have to say this week. Don't be shy, we all want to hear from you.
What is your take on this next question ...

If you were a piece of pottery, would you be decorative or functional?
Why?


This is a tough one, but I would be functional-function so well that I am never left on a shelf. So pleasing to use that my value becomes priceless, too much to lose, and too much not to use. I would be ingeniously useful, so that one thinks of why I am the way I am, and why it pleases one to use me. I would hopefully cause the owner to be more cognizant of whom they are and why they exist when relating to me.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 05:12 PM

Maybe I could combine function with pleasure ... I could be a much loved mug of Carl Hiassen .... then I would be the first to hear about all the bizarre happening / not happening / true / false / too weird to imagine stuff that comes across his desk at the newspaper.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 06:19 PM


I was going to post something here about how I hope this isn't the beginning of a series of incredibly silly questions, but decided not to offend anyone by doing so.

jim


Jim,

Nope.... the existing question pool ranges all over the place from mainly for fun to serious. Ceramists come from all sorts of "directions" in what they find engaging and useful....... so it will vary a lot from time to time deliberately. And what some people find "unnecessary" as to a discussion, others will find that valuable stuff comes out of it. And vice versa.

As I have mentioned in my Facebook postings linking to these questions........... if you have suggestions for possible questions please privately email them to me. We might already have it on the "list", and that will help maybe "push" it to the top choice. I'll get whatever you send into the "loop" with the other Board members and if it is one we think will "work", you will likely see it turn up eventually.

best,

.....................john


The "Nope" doesn't make any sense, but, anyway, let me just say I'm sooooo excited and can't wait to see what 5th-grade question makes the top of your list.

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#28 Evelyne Schoenmann

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 03:01 AM

Sculptural, definitely! Functional? I hate getting wet in the dishwasher....

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#29 Sandra Jimison

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 06:35 AM

Definately sculpual. J\Life is to short for every moment to have a functual purpose.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 06:38 AM

I would be a tiled architectural wonder, like Gaudi's Guell Parque in Barcelona...where people delight in congregating around me and feel happy because of the aesthetic whimsey surrounding them.
That is both functional and sculptural.
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#31 Chris Campbell

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 08:00 AM

Marcia

Thanks so much for that stunning image ... it definitely makes me want to sit there and look at it all day long! It's the kind of piece that takes you away from anything you worry about.

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#32 Marla - Estudio M

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 08:17 AM

[quote name='Chris Campbell' date='01 August 2011 - 09:12 AM' timestamp='1312207948' post='7710']
Thanks for the great responses to our first question!

We are looking forward to reading what our Forum friends have to say this week. Don't be shy, we all want to hear from you.
What is your take on this next question ...

If you were a piece of pottery, would you be sculptural or functional?
Why?


I will be a sculptural piece. I love art and to look at it make me happy. That said, I love to create pieces that are functional. Go figure!!

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 02:30 PM

Sculptural, Functional....we choose these lines deliberately as artists. As personified art, I would be functional...touched daily (ha!), "good for something," part of life's pulse and collecting energy with good use and experience.

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 02:45 PM

"I would be a tiled architectural wonder, like Gaudi's Guell Parque in Barcelona..."

Marcia: amazing....fits you perfectly~~
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Posted 08 August 2011 - 01:22 PM

I would be a functional piece with lots of character.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 04:46 PM

I would be a sculptural form full of fun and whimsey. Something to make others smile or laugh out loud. Hmmm, does that then make me functional?

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:56 PM

Thanks for the great responses to our first question!

We are looking forward to reading what our Forum friends have to say this week. Don't be shy, we all want to hear from you.
What is your take on this next question ...

If you were a piece of pottery, would you be sculptural or functional?
Why?



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Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:58 PM

functional, that's all i make. i have a hard time thinking about all the clay that is and is going to be taking
up space in our little world.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 05:36 PM

Thanks for the great responses to our first question!

We are looking forward to reading what our Forum friends have to say this week. Don't be shy, we all want to hear from you.
What is your take on this next question ...

If you were a piece of pottery, would you be sculptural or functional?
Why?



I'd like to be sculptural no doubt, then when I'm seen people would shout "his function is scenery in his glazed shirt and slip'd jeanery".
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