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#1 Diana Ferreira

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:13 PM

We are a group of 4 ceramicists that share a huge 600 sq meter studio in our city. At meetings we always complain that we never have time to make 'new' stuff. Growing our portfolio of work. There is always orders to complete, kilns that crash, etc.

Anyway, we decided to have these little 'pressure' tests. Once a month we will draw a project out of a bag. By mid month we have to have the item dry and ready for firing. End of the month we each have to show a new prototype. This could be included in our product range, and be beneficial to us all. But by having a little 'contest' we are all forced to make something new every month.

I decided to start a blog about this project. If you want to read about us and it: http://theclaycollective.blogspot.com/
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:02 PM

We are a group of 4 ceramicists that share a huge 600 sq meter studio in our city. At meetings we always complain that we never have time to make 'new' stuff. Growing our portfolio of work. There is always orders to complete, kilns that crash, etc.

Anyway, we decided to have these little 'pressure' tests. Once a month we will draw a project out of a bag. By mid month we have to have the item dry and ready for firing. End of the month we each have to show a new prototype. This could be included in our product range, and be beneficial to us all. But by having a little 'contest' we are all forced to make something new every month.

I decided to start a blog about this project. If you want to read about us and it: http://theclaycollective.blogspot.com/

Great idea!

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:10 PM

great idea, really!

I will follow the blog...
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:40 PM

Count me in as well! I can't wait to see what y'all create.
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#5 Diana Ferreira

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:25 PM

We have uploaded another entry on the blog. There has been much action behind the scenes, and lots of discussions in the studio. The consensus is that our little test to come up with new work is actually working. The probable June project was discussed today!
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:32 PM

That is another super good idea! I will definately follow the blog... T

#7 Diana Ferreira

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:54 PM

Some new images and entries to our blog. The heat is definitely on. And a bit of friendly rivalry is not a bad thing :-)

http://theclaycollective.blogspot.com/
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#8 Heidi

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 05:50 AM

This is so interesting. Can't wait for the finals!



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Posted 21 May 2012 - 07:56 AM

Some new images and entries to our blog. The heat is definitely on. And a bit of friendly rivalry is not a bad thing :-)

http://theclaycollective.blogspot.com/






I Love Karen's. Simple and beautiful.

#10 Diana Ferreira

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 11:16 AM

I will tell her, Karen. Things are a bit slow now - drying and bisque firing. I will add more posts in a few days, as soon as stuff is happening again.
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