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Who is your favorite potter/ceramic artist, living or deceased?| Sept. 12, 2011

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A hint of autumn is in the air ... cooler mornings, chilly nights. Wondering why summer zoomed by so quickly?

Though some of us are mentally still on a sandy beach, here is a question to get you back to clay.

Who is your favorite potter/ceramic artist, living or deceased?

 

It's often impossible for creative folks to keep it to one, so multiple favorites and multiple reasons are welcome.

 

As always, when replying to the question be sure to hit the reply button below and outside of the message. If not, it quotes all the previous message making the post much longer and difficult to read.

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A hint of autumn is in the air ... cooler mornings, chilly nights. Wondering why summer zoomed by so quickly?

Though some of us are mentally still on a sandy beach, here is a question to get you back to clay.

Who is your favorite potter/ceramic artist, living or deceased?

 

It's often impossible for creative folks to keep it to one, so multiple favorites and multiple reasons are welcome.

 

As always, when replying to the question be sure to hit the reply button below and outside of the message. If not, it quotes all the previous message making the post much longer and difficult to read.

 

 

 

I have always admired the work of John Glick. I once attended a weekend workshop of his at A.R.T Chicago. His fluid movement in the studio, his work ethic, and his ingenuity was most inspiring. For me, a lot of the favorite/connection comes from knowing and seeing the persons work and the way they do it. Why? I once greatly admired the large thrown platters of a local potter educator. After seeing him demonstrate at a State conference, I was devastated. Those thrown platters that I so admired were rolled out slabs, placed on a plaster form, and then carefully shaped so that the "throwing marks" were evident. When I saw him at shows his presentation was always "wheel thrown platters". I guess I am a bit of a snob, or a purist or just plain honest about my work, and expect somewhat the same of others.

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Fascinating how many famous potters I have followed over the years. I love to watch them work and review everything they have made. When it comes down to picking one though, I have to pick Greg Brantman. My High School art teacher who gave away all his knowledge whenever I asked and is one of the best potters I have ever had the opportunity to watch shape clay. He is retiring this year, I think. He has shared a lot with many a student.

 

I noticed from this post that most of you picked someone near and dear who took the time to encourage and add some flame to an already burning creative fire.

Thanks to all the not famous who make a big difference in our ceramic world!!

 

Thanks for asking~smile.gif

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A hint of autumn is in the air ... cooler mornings, chilly nights. Wondering why summer zoomed by so quickly?

Though some of us are mentally still on a sandy beach, here is a question to get you back to clay.

Who is your favorite potter/ceramic artist, living or deceased?

 

It's often impossible for creative folks to keep it to one, so multiple favorites and multiple reasons are welcome.

 

As always, when replying to the question be sure to hit the reply button below and outside of the message. If not, it quotes all the previous message making the post much longer and difficult to read.

 

In the early 70's I was inspired by Richard Zakins first book on Cone 6 oxidation glazes, I felt that was the future of glaze. I also love his softly carved work with subtle but intriguing glazes. Denice

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