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Color is the music of the eyes. :)

Life....A cacophony to some..... a symphony to me.

 

 

Grow as you go

 

 

You can live life with a sour pickle in your mouth

Or be Friendly

I'd rather BE Friendly

See more THAN surface

BE MORE THAN SURFACE!

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Color is the music of the eyes. :)

Life....A cacophony to some..... a symphony to me.

 

 

Grow as you go

 

 

You can live life with a sour pickle in your mouth

Or be Friendly

I'd rather BE Friendly

See more THAN surface

BE MORE THAN SURFACE!

 

 

Everyone's roots has a touch of darkness

See MORE THAN Surface

​SEE MORE THAN SURFACE!

BE MORE

than SURFACE!

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Color is the music of the eyes. :)

Life....A cacophony to some..... a symphony to me.

 

 

Grow as you go

 

 

You can live life with a sour pickle in your mouth

Or be Friendly

I'd rather BE Friendly

See more THAN surface

BE MORE THAN SURFACE!

 

 

Everyone's roots has a touch of darkness

See MORE THAN Surface

​SEE MORE THAN SURFACE!

BE MORE

than SURFACE!

Change to see the future

Change a be the future....

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Color is the music of the eyes. :)

Life....A cacophony to some..... a symphony to me.

 

 

Grow as you go

 

 

You can live life with a sour pickle in your mouth

Or be Friendly

I'd rather BE Friendly

See more THAN surface

BE MORE THAN SURFACE!

 

 

Everyone's roots has a touch of darkness

See MORE THAN Surface

​SEE MORE THAN SURFACE!

BE MORE

than SURFACE!

Change to see the future

Change a be the future....

 

 

Go as you Grow

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Color is the music of the eyes. :)

Life....A cacophony to some..... a symphony to me.

 

 

Grow as you go

 

 

You can live life with a sour pickle in your mouth

Or be Friendly

I'd rather BE Friendly

See more THAN surface

BE MORE THAN SURFACE!

 

 

Everyone's roots has a touch of darkness

See MORE THAN Surface

​SEE MORE THAN SURFACE!

BE MORE

than SURFACE!

Change to see the future

Change a be the future....

 

 

Go as you Grow

 

 

A cacophony to some.....become the symphony

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I've had unexpected results in a piece I've made. Never a mistake...the trick is to figure out what happened to recreate it when wanted or never when not. BUT most importantly observe and figure out how to make the unplanned result a jumping off point for creating better works.

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The first 6 months of my experiences with clay started in college. I was torn between having to produce something for grade, and wanting to produce something of quality. I made lots of pots, and put all of them into the slop bucket even before firing. Not good enough. Then the realization came that I had only one more week before production cut off. Kept 9 pieces for the first class, glazed and finished. Next class, much the same. Then I started teaching, didn't keep anything the first year, or the next, but threw nearly every day on after school time. Then I started teaching Ceramics, and had to demonstrate, which was not a problem as I had lots of practice on basic forms. Through all of this time, I read everything Ceramics I could get a hold of, magazines, books, journals etc. Very little internet in the 70's. :wacko: I realized that I needed to expand my throwing experience into a wider variety of forms, including all sorts of functional and non functional forms, along with more hand construction and combinations of techniques. The next 20 years were spent trying to learn forms. In the end, I found that if a student wanted to learn to make a specific form, I could do it, even though I might have never done that sort of form before. When your knowledge base becomes large enough, and your hand eye coordination and understanding of the limitations and strengths of the clay becomes great enough, almost anything is possible. Sitting at the wheel, or the banding wheel and just making is a symphony of movement, in silence, that sustains you through each day, no matter how difficult the other aspects of the day are.

 

 

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Pres

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OL, Any piece you make will survive in shards or intact for 20,000 years or more. Your essense will be in it. So you see..... just make a piece you're satisfied with...release it to history and you will have liked the Pres's thoughts twice.

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Hold out your hand in your mind's eye

In it an apple, an unlimited supply

in it 6 - 9 seeds with your skills, wisdom, ability to communicate and your humanity

When your seeds grow ulitimately it is impossible to know the amount of trees and apples that will

      come from them

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I read something in a book I am reading currently, it rung home with me. I will quote it here since this seems like the place to do it.

 

"The function of the overwhelming majority of your artwork is simply to teach you how to make the small fraction of your artwork that soars."

 

- Art & Fear 

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We seem to have never stopped debating what C.F. Binns said at the beginning of the last century: "The trend of the present demand ... is toward a personal and individual expression in the crafts or industrial arts. This is tendency is the natural swing of the pendulum from the machine made product of the manufactory which in its turn was the inevitable result of mechanical invention." How much expression is sufficiently personal in craft, when faced with mechanical sameness of things?

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I read something in a book I am reading currently, it rung home with me. I will quote it here since this seems like the place to do it.

 

"The function of the overwhelming majority of your artwork is simply to teach you how to make the small fraction of your artwork that soars."

 

- Art & Fear 

 

Boy does that ring true

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