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#21 High Bridge Pottery

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 01:53 PM

 

I would be interested in reading the artists' comments/thoughts/interpretations along with the picture of their entry.

 

 

I agree with you there, I did think about transferring any comments made with the entry posts but I was struggling to find any time to get the thread posted. Next time I will make sure to do this :D


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#22 cbjensen

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 04:14 PM

Where can I find the results of the first challenge?
I am interested in participating.

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#23 Biglou13

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 06:27 PM

http://community.cer...s/?hl=community


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#24 Mark (Marko) Madrazo

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 07:35 PM

The bowl games. It's Greek to me, pots. Roman urns a pot, nuk nuk nul. 



#25 Rebekah Krieger

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 11:31 AM

More ideas 

"figure"

"movement"

"plants"

"youth"

"altered"

"surface"

"form"

"classics"

"kitchen function"

"decorative vase"

"wildlife"

"cup"

"bowl"

"storage"

"inspired by your favorite artist"

"inspired by your heritage"


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#26 LeeU

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 12:56 PM

For Community Challenge #3, how about a themed combo piece (dunno "what" theme-others might have ideas) that uses slab AND wheel to form the piece? 


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#27 Chilly

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 01:16 PM

For Community Challenge #3, how about a themed combo piece (dunno "what" theme-others might have ideas) that uses slab AND wheel to form the piece? 

or

 

Any two methods:  slab and extrude, wheel and extrude, slab and coil.........


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#28 oldlady

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 02:01 PM

how about ''anything but round"?


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#29 GiselleNo5

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 02:23 PM

I thought both challenges left lots of room for creativity while still sticking to a theme. For example, a flowerpot inspired by spring was pretty specific and yet everyone's was vastly different! I think setting two guidelines gives a nice limit of range to the competition.

 

 

Lots of the ideas I would have said have already been shared here but I think these are different: 

 

1. Emotion: Happy, sad. Hungry. Home. Love.

 

2. Shape. (Oldlady's comment inspired this idea) You could say something like "a triangular functional pot". No other rules. It could be wheel thrown and altered, slab built, pinched. does this make sense? It could be shallow and plate like or a closed 4-D pyramid. Lots of wiggle room. 

 

3. It could also be a specific process, like a slab built plate or platter. Or a wheel thrown item with sgraffito decoration of some kind. Would that deter people, if they don't like that process? For me, a flower pot is not in my comfort zone so throwing one with an attached saucer was a good stretch of my ability. 

 


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#30 High Bridge Pottery

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 03:24 PM

Great ideas everybody :D Keep posting them all. Going to make the next challenge thread tonight as I am stuck on night shift :(

 

Sorry for the slight delay in the new challenge.


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#31 Joseph F

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 04:11 PM

I like anything but round. Kinda interesting and doesn't isolate anyone, hand builders and wheel throwers can both enter, and it could be a pot, a sculpture, anything.



#32 bciskepottery

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 06:31 PM

Never made a round bowl I couldn't make better . . .

#33 Mistfit

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 08:06 PM

I like challenges that can be vague enough to inspire creativity. I thought using a term like vessel could be construed as:

 

1.) A container

2.) A naval ship

3.) A vein is called a blood vessel.

 

Things that have multiple meaning are fun to me..


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#34 jolieo

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 10:17 AM

a new challenge  right? how about "poetry in motion" or words of wisdom



#35 ronfire

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 10:12 AM

Captive objects.

Make a piece that has a lose unremovable piece or pieces attached  and be a glazed product.



#36 sloan.quinn

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 11:17 PM

Mmm...TEXTURE. Either physical texture or visual.



#37 MatthewV

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 04:34 PM

The most valuable constraint in my first ceramics assignment was a height requirement. This challenged me to make pieces that were bigger and opened many doors. The current challenge (9 tiles) does this well in a different way. There is a fixed requirement within a very vast world of possibility. Also tiles make excellent wall art and help fill the often blank walls at a show!

 

An early university assignment that I wouldn't mind doing again: an organically inspired piece that is 12" (30 cm) or taller.

 

Does a piece get rejected for being 11"? Nah... just working at this scale is enough.

It can be done on the wheel with alterations (not decorations) or hand built.

Seed pods, vegetables and gourds are excellent starting points.


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#38 glazenerd

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 07:10 PM

The Houdini Challenge:

 

Make a sculpted piece of 6 or more pieces that when assembled one way it has this appearance. Then if assembled another way, it looks totally different. Or, a painted surface of several pieces that look one way, and then rearranged look like something entirely different. Sad thing is, even though this is my idea: do not know if I could pull it off.

 

Bait and Switch:

 

Pair off in teams of two: each member of the team has totally different aesthetics and designs. One member makes a piece in their style, and the other one has to replicate it and vice versa.  Good way to make ourselves learn something new.

 

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#39 oldlady

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 08:03 PM

nerd,for the first one, try looking at wayne higby's work.

 

 

FYI i just saw a bumper sticker that invited me to "talk nerdy to me".


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#40 Mark (Marko) Madrazo

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 08:39 PM

Pendant lighting.  Bird bath.  Bird house.  







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