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#1 JBaymore

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:19 AM

We all likely have found some inspirational comment from someone in a book, video, or workshop that had an important impact upon us over the years. it may have been in a ceramic specific context, or it may have been in another context that we extrapolated directly to our "ceramic lives". What are they?

Share your favorite quote on pottery or ceramics............



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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:52 PM

OK...... I'll kick it off:



"Clay and Wheel, they teach us."


Hamada Shoji 1894 - 1978



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..................john
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:40 PM

Form is 90%.Decoration is 10%.
Michael Cardew. I am sorry, I don't know his dates. 1901 to 1981?
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:03 AM

But the vessel that he was making of clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter; so he remade it into another vessel, as it pleased the potter to make. Jeremiah 18:4, New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 12:11 PM

But the vessel that he was making of clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter; so he remade it into another vessel, as it pleased the potter to make. Jeremiah 18:4, New American Standard Bible (NASB)



So you want some quotes eh.........In the bathroom at the Helena Clay Arts Guild with pictures cut out of pottery magazines there are also quotes written on the wall, here are some of my favorites:


"The most important aspect of any pottery is the spirit behind it, each kiln must have something in it of you, pottery cannot be a means of something else, I think it is itself. If you’re enthused about what you’re doing, it’s going to show.” David Shaner

“Art does not have the letter should in it.” JD St. Clair

“Art like life should be gulp not sip. " Anon

“It doesn’t mean a thing, if it an’ t got that swing.” Duke Ellington

“If you want to be an artist you most go within and work every day” unknown


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:30 PM

this qoute is one of my favorites and so is the very talented potter that said it.:

earth, water, air and fire so simple, but so complex.

Looking For The Best In Others, We
find The Best In Ourselves.


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:52 AM

"All Good Work Is Hand Work, But Not All Hand Work Is Necessarily Good Work"

...Ellsworth Woodward, Newcomb Pottery

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:00 AM

'Lascia me stare et non mi tocare'.

This appears on an Italian albarelli located in the Robert Lehman collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. What do you suppose it means?


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It means 'handle me and touch me not'. It is a pharmacy jar used for toxic substances.

John 3:16
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life".




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