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#21 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:30 AM

It is great to learn from people as amazing as Harding Black. What a great opportunity for you.

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#22 Evelyne Schoenmann

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:36 AM

I have to thank the ones who mentioned Beatrice Wood. I didn't know her (I'am living over the pond, in Switzerland) and I was searching the net for her. I've found many wonderful pieces, and I have ordered her book. Can't wait to read it.

I love Lucie Rie's work very much also.

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 10:54 PM

Beatrice wood

#24 Rebekah Krieger

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:19 PM

I drool over Kate Malone's Works- complete awe and confusion how she pulls off such beauty

And Heschuen Lin - His videos put me in a deeper calm state than hours of meditation.

I would love to channel both of them just to feel what it's like to make work like that!

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 06:17 AM

I am drawn to the work of Jennifer McCurdy. 

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#26 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 07:25 AM

I have to thank the ones who mentioned Beatrice Wood. I didn't know her (I'am living over the pond, in Switzerland) and I was searching the net for her. I've found many wonderful pieces, and I have ordered her book. Can't wait to read it.

I love Lucie Rie's work very much also.

Greetings

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 09:17 AM

There is a relatively unknown (and newer) potter named Randal Anderson.  He is actually a photographer and now also does pottery. He throws with an enviable looseness and is unconcerned with pottery rules; he has a bravado atypical of potters who have been taught by universities or other institutions. 

 

Although I don't want to be him, I want to learn from him. His work is inspiring! 



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Posted 25 October 2014 - 01:07 PM

Randal Anderson's work is very interesting as is his photography of his work. Have you ever noticed if you take a rather common pot and place it in an interesting setting, it can take on the life of the setting it's in

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 11:16 PM

there are ways of photographing pots that have flaws so they look perfect.  turn the bad side away from the camera.  i always wonder how heavy some of those pots are.  photos do not show heavy bottoms.


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Posted 26 October 2014 - 07:58 PM

SVEND BAYER. I ENVY HIS MUSCLES.

tjr.WHOOPS, CAPS LOCK. I don't envy him that much! :unsure:



#31 JLowes

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 12:30 PM

I am happy to be the potter I am, but i wouldn't mind be able to push a pencil around on the clay like Frank Boyden, or push the clay around like he and his friend Tom Coleman do.  Both are inspirations, and I hope that some of their aesthetics creep into my work in a very covert way (I don't always make raku animals.)  For sheer enjoyment of the clay and potters, Tony Clenell comes to mind, so a sprinkling of his spirit would be a nice addition.

 

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 07:14 PM

Maybe a better way of asking the question is: if you could magically acquire the skills of another potter, who would it be?

 

I wouldn't be able to choose.



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Posted 23 February 2015 - 08:37 PM

Maybe a better way of asking the question is: if you could magically acquire the skills of another potter, who would it be?
 
I wouldn't be able to choose.


There is one famous potter ... Whose finished work I really cannot appreciate at all .... But he is an amazing hand builder. You watch him work and it looks like ballet ... It's so smooth and confident and experienced. Every touch of the clay is purposeful.
I don't want to make the finished product but I'd like to borrow the confident skill.

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 01:12 AM

I've always loved the work of Magdalene Odundo. It is about as far away from what i make as possible but i love the pots.

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 12:32 PM

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 11:23 PM

The unknown craftsman.



#37 Rae Reich

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 06:12 PM

Duh! Elaine Coleman! Let Tom make the pots and develop/perfect the clays and glazes and firings - I want to carve!

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 08:22 PM

Well of course I want to be George Orr. Who wouldn't?   Oh wait, I cant grow a mustache.  I would actually like to be David Roberts.  rakuku






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