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#1 bciskepottery

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:52 PM

This is one of the most fascinating films from Goldmark Gallery in England about their exhibit by Takeshi Yasuda.  Gives new meaning to slab rollers, making large tiles, 12' club (no, not 12"), working with porcelain, and ceramics in China.  Yasuda's insights are wonderful and give you a lot to think about.  Well worth the time. 
 



#2 Diane Puckett

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 01:40 PM

Fabulous. Thank you for posting this.
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Posted 29 November 2013 - 03:27 PM

It is fascinating to see both Takeshi Yasuda's work and the way the huge tiles are rolled out and eventually used like giant canvasses. Everything about the film is fascinating and I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in pottery - or even without. It is a lovely film. Thank you so much!



#4 Evelyne Schoenmann

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 08:54 AM

That is a fantastic documentation about Jingdezhen and Takeshi Yasuda! Thanks for sharing.

 

I wrote down several of his statements to pin on my studio wall. One of them is: "Perfection or imperfection is a point of view".

 

But the following I love the most: "I can make anything, I don't have to name it. I can just make things and then think of how to use them...."

 

I enjoyed the video very much. Thanks again bciskepottery!

 

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#5 Mark McCombs

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 01:59 PM

Wow.  What a wonderful video!  Thank you so much for sharing with us here. It was well worth the time.  There are so many positives to take from it but first, I am going to make a slip gun.    :)


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#6 JBaymore

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 02:32 PM

You can get a nice video of Yasuda-sensei working from NCECA.  He was one of the demo artists one year.  Go to the NCECA website.

 

best,

 

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#7 Benzine

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 07:48 PM

Great video. 

 

I liked everything, from just watching him throw, and hearing his thoughts, to the bits about the wares being transported, and that giant damn slab!


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#8 Benzine

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 07:48 PM

Also, that Michael Jackson sculpture above, is really creeping me out...


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#9 Karen B

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 08:56 PM

Thank you for posting this. I found that I could understand better without the captions, which were comical in their inaccuracies. Also all the trimming and dust creating activities being done without benefit of dusk masks made me cringe. This is, of course, in addition to totally enjoying this video.



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Posted 01 December 2013 - 06:12 AM

bciskepottery, thank you.

Karen B, if not using dust mask made you cringe you need to take a look at this: Amazing Pictures, Pollution in China

Human life cost nothing in China. There is over 1.3 billion of them. Problem is, that all that crap they do over there, pollutes rest of the planet too.
Look at the carbon emissions. China is the biggest polluter of them all. China emits more CO2 than the US and Canada put together - up by 171% since the year 2000. (2011 data from The Guardian)
The US has had declining CO2 for two years running (2011), the last time the US had declining CO2 for 3 years running was in the 1980s.

Looking at the pollution per capita, Americans are second to none, emitting 18 tonnes of CO2 per person.
Overpopulated China, by contrast, emits under six tonnes per person, and famous for it's massive coast line pollution and rivers of crap (see india ship breakingIndia spews out only 1.38 tonnes per person.
To put the numbers in perspective, the whole world emits 4.49 tonnes per person.

Next time you buy something Made in China... visualize the path of a $20 t-shirt (just as an example) and how it started form Asia as a $0.22 shirt - pollution and misery in its wake.

Cheers!

#11 Benzine

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 10:46 PM

Mart,

 

Great, and terrifying information.

 

One reason that the U.S. and many other countries, can't compete with the production cost in countries like China.  In the U.S., there are so many regulations and costs, that help limit pollution.  It's just far cheaper, to do things in countries like China, and I'm not even taking the labor cost into account.


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 05:22 AM

Simply awesome






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