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#1 lorielle

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 12:59 PM

What aspect of clay work gives you the most pleasure?

One of the reasons I love working with clay is because there are so many different facets to it. But if I had to pin it down to one area, it would be forming, be it throwing or hand-building. How about you?
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 09:43 PM

Texture on soft leather hard clay, carving, stamping, ect. Get nutty about it, can't get enough.

#3 Iforgot

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 09:49 PM

Brushing rutile wash decoration on the surface of leather hard porcelain pots is the best.
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 10:59 PM

Even when every step is very enjoyable opening the glaze firing kiln has always been the best part of the whole process for me. Kilnsmas day!

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 08:24 AM

Try as I may, I can't think of anything I like about pottery.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 09:02 AM

Doing the smoothing/ finishing on my leatherhard pieces. I love the leatherhard stage. Everything looks smooth and flowing. It's almost a shame to fire it.
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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:38 PM

Try as I may, I can't think of anything I like about pottery.

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I'm with you. I ruined a couple of good grande pianos with the stuff.
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Posted 22 May 2013 - 03:33 PM


Try as I may, I can't think of anything I like about pottery.

Jim


Jim;
I'm with you. I ruined a couple of good grande pianos with the stuff.
TJR.


That's your own fault, for setting a full splash pan, on your piano.
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Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:48 AM



Try as I may, I can't think of anything I like about pottery.

Jim


Jim;
I'm with you. I ruined a couple of good grande pianos with the stuff.
TJR.


That's your own fault, for setting a full splash pan, on your piano.

How did you know? It was actually a festival of Majolica pots.
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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:01 AM

That I've been able to spend all of my adult life working with clay professionally.

best,

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 07:22 PM

Mostly forming--whether pots or sculpture. Currently, I enjoy the sparring between Jim (Offcenter), TJR, and Benzine--they brighten my day.


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 10:53 PM

The first pull, feeling the cool, wet clay magically lift upward as it spins between my fingers.
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Posted 30 May 2013 - 07:51 AM

What aspect of clay work gives you the most pleasure?

One of the reasons I love working with clay is because there are so many different facets to it. But if I had to pin it down to one area, it would be forming, be it throwing or hand-building. How about you?


For me it is the time after all of the planning, the actual creation of a new piece. I have a tendency to take quite a bit of time to figure out the form, make templates, maquettes, and then get to make the pot. I really like the point where things are together and I have the form and am smoothing it up. . . like so many of us here I really like the greenware with that rich damp sheen and color.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 08:25 AM

Mostly forming--whether pots or sculpture. Currently, I enjoy the sparring between Jim (Offcenter), TJR, and Benzine--they brighten my day.


Shirley


Ditto.....on the sparring! Posted Image My least favorite part of pottery is dip glazing....and my favorites are forming and using texture and majolica glazing.
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Posted 09 December 2013 - 01:45 PM

I love to carve clay. I tend to use botanicals as inspiration. I love plants so carving, stamping and making forms that include at least the suggestion of a plant really turns my crank.
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