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#1 Pugaboo

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 04:48 PM

Old lady and I collaborated on a small dish and thought it would be interesting to post it on the forum. She made the dish and the relief design, bisqued it before sending it to me. I painted the design adding color and texture to the piece, then glazed with a clear glaze and fired it. It was fun working with her on this. She started the vision and I completed it, kind of a neat way of trying something new for both of us.

Have any of you ever collaborated on a piece with another potter? If so did you learn something new? Did you enjoy the experience and would you do it again?

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#2 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 05:16 PM

Nice idea. Looks good too.I worked with students on some large pieces for a show of teachers and students collaborating. I think why you learn most is the "letting go" of control or possession of the piece.

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 07:05 PM

Cool Beans!
I've not done anything with another potter, but I've recently asked a couple of friends with mad drawing skills if they'd make some little pieces I can turn into decals. They get an item of their choice with their design on, and I get to use it on other stuff.
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Posted 02 September 2014 - 07:05 PM

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I've been working with Hsi-Mei Yates, a Chinese brush artist (and also my painting teacher). I make the pottery, she decorates, and I fire. These are mostly pieces we sell through galleries where she also has her other paintings. Having painted with her, I had a sense of how she painted and made pottery forms that would allow her to use the same expressions and techniques on clay as she does on paper. These are pieces she featured in her show at the Liberty Town Arts Workshop in Fredericksburg, VA.

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 07:58 PM

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I've been working with Hsi-Mei Yates, a Chinese brush artist (and also my painting teacher). I make the pottery, she decorates, and I fire. These are mostly pieces we sell through galleries where she also has her other paintings. Having painted with her, I had a sense of how she painted and made pottery forms that would allow her to use the same expressions and techniques on clay as she does on paper. These are pieces she featured in her show at the Liberty Town Arts Workshop in Fredericksburg, VA.

Such complimentary stuff, must feel great.



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Posted 02 September 2014 - 10:25 PM

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Such complimentary stuff, must feel great.
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Actually, a bit daunting. Taking the wares after she puts her artwork on them . . . all I can think of is, "How many ways can I screw up a clear glaze firing?" And just when you think you've thought of all the ways . . . (fill in the blank). Her work is so lovely, you just don't want to screw it up.



#7 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 05:38 AM

Bciske,
Those are beautiful. Wonderful brushwork.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 08:32 AM

I was part of a collaborative clay mural in high school spent a lot of time after school working on the final finish.  Denice



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Posted 03 September 2014 - 11:49 AM

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I've been working with Hsi-Mei Yates, a Chinese brush artist (and also my painting teacher). I make the pottery, she decorates, and I fire. These are mostly pieces we sell through galleries where she also has her other paintings. Having painted with her, I had a sense of how she painted and made pottery forms that would allow her to use the same expressions and techniques on clay as she does on paper. These are pieces she featured in her show at the Liberty Town Arts Workshop in Fredericksburg, VA.

 

Truly wonderful!  I'm not that far from you - does she teach formally, or have you informally connected with her and she teaches you?  I would love an opportunity to learn some brush techniques.  And you've given me another reason to finally go check out Liberty Town.



#10 jrgpots

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 06:49 PM

Bciske, very nice work.I would be very worried that I might mess up such a great piece.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 08:00 PM

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Great pieces... a collaboration that seems to really work. Just don't let the brushwork become the message and the ceramic form the media. If the gestalt doesn't work together you have nothing.



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Posted 03 September 2014 - 11:20 PM

just a word about the thing i send pugaboo, it was a test of size and a new impression.  i usually just spray a single glaze on these kinds of things.  if they are much larger i add a single color to the dragonfly.  i asked terry how she would handle this kind of item and you see her results.  you can see that i missed impressing the circle in the center.  

 

any pot by bciske  is beautiful.  cannot wait for the bluemont fair on the 20th to see what he is doing now.

 

terry has just posted to the gallery a number of boxes she decorated.  i love the ballerina pug!  go terry!


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Posted 09 September 2014 - 10:13 AM

Old Lady & Pugaboo, I love the collaboration.  And Pugaboo, your new gallery additions are gorgeous!!!!



#14 Pugaboo

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 03:07 PM

Isculpt - thank you I have even more just haven't had a chance to get them photographed.

I really enjoyed working with oldlady she has such a wealth of knowledge and is always so wonderfully willing to share it with me. She has finally gotten me to attempt to mix some of my own glazes which I am doing slowly but determinedly. I WILL get the perfect shade of translucent green I need... I WILL.

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