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JBaymore

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In Topic: Artsy Babble Translation Please

21 June 2016 - 10:13 AM

FYI.... my artist's statement for an upcoming solo exhibition in February and March:

 

"I have chosen the demanding approach of wood firing for finishing my work because no other firing process allows the mark of the flame to be documented in such a direct and literal way upon the wares. Ceramics is formed from very basic earth materials and is based upon the same kind of metamorphic forces that have helped to form our planet. I try to capture some of this materiality in my works, as do many artists I have met while working in Japan. Like the diverse textures and subtle colors of desert and canyon landscapes in the American Southwest which have served to inspire me, there is much to explore and find if you take the time to let your eyes wander and explore my works. Sometimes a wildflower grows in the most unexpected place. Other times one finds the clear marks of the formation processes that create the forms. Occasionally, one even finds a little tiny bit of gold. My pieces are intentionally quiet and subtle, often layering the stark contrast potential of differing types of ceramic materials. With each new firing of the wood kiln, I continue to learn."

 

best,

 

.....................john


In Topic: How Many People Here Subscribe To Magazines Like Ceramics Monthy, Studio Pott...

21 June 2016 - 07:44 AM

Its been sad watching studio potter head off into art theory 

Since they do not advertise they could do reviews and such that nobody will touch these edays

 

Amen.

 

best,

 

........................john


In Topic: How Many People Here Subscribe To Magazines Like Ceramics Monthy, Studio Pott...

20 June 2016 - 10:02 PM

Subscribe to PMI, CM, Ceramics Technical, The Log Book, and American Craft (ACC).

 

Dropped Studio Potter.... it just changed too much.  Used to LOVE it.

 

best,

 

................john


In Topic: Hiring Studio Potters Question

19 June 2016 - 09:19 AM

I love John's comments; you are the Simon Cowell of pottery. I mean that in a good way as you know what you are talking about.

 

:)  :) :)  


In Topic: Hiring Studio Potters Question

18 June 2016 - 07:23 PM

Would it fly in today's society?

Absolutely, I would say average people still need jobs and it could work if you are willing to deal with the sheer numbers of the people it will take to find one good potter looking for a steady pay check.

 

BUT....... you are competing with this:  https://www.youtube....h?v=kUuJF9xUof4

 

best,

 

.......................john