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What Has Been Your Worst Re Encounter Of A Piece Of Your Pottery?
Posted 25 March 2014 - 08:53 AM
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"To me the greatest thing is to live beauty in our daily life and to crowd every moment with things of beauty. It is then, and then only that the art of the people as a whole is endowed with it's richest significance. For it's products are those made by great a many craftsmen for the mass of the people, and the moment this art declines the life of the nation is removed far away from beauty. So long as beauty abides in only in a few articles created by a few geniuses, the kingdom of beauty is nowhere near realization." - Bernard Leach
Posted 07 April 2014 - 01:02 PM
in a workshop with phil rogers past work came up. he said that as long as someone enjoyed the pot, let them. that, as someone earlier in the thread said, by diminishing what they enjoy you are diminishing them in a way. if they found something to enjoy in the pot, that something is still there, no matter how your skills have progressed. it makes sense, but i couldn't help but cringe when i saw an old bowl of mine on display in my mother in laws house. yikes.
i've been searching for a lot of old work from school, missing somewhere for close to ten years now. my mom emailed me last week and said she found two boxes of it. one was labeled 'bad pots' and the other was 'pretty good pots'. i can't wait to see what my idea of good pots was! quite awful i'm sure! i was no natural at throwing, i see many people's first pots way nicer than my own were.
Posted 09 April 2014 - 07:49 PM
New pots or re-found old ones, I have recently developed a close, personal understanding with the hammer.......'let none survive!'
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'Don't worry about your originality. You couldn't get rid of it even if you wanted to.
It will stick with you and show up for better or for worse in spite of all you or anyone else can do.'
- Robert Henri
Posted 09 April 2014 - 10:54 PM
PS. This does not mean I don't judge and edit myself and my work I do I just don't do it after I have decided to sell or have sold it. The woulda shoulda couldas will drive you crazy.
Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:42 AM
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