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JBaymore

Member Since 06 Apr 2010
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In Topic: Where Does Clay Stand In Fine Art

Today, 09:27 AM

I think that many people often tag the term "production potter" as some sort of a very distinct category that can be defined cleanly. I don't think it can. In some cases I think some people also use it as a sort of derogatory term....a put down ("Oh... he's a production potter." said with a lofty sneer). And many also use that term to identify the objects produced also as some sort of easily defined category. Again, I don't think the category can be made so cavilerily.

 

There's good pots, there's not so good pots, and there's some REALLY not so good pots.

 

There's good oil paintings, there's not so good oil paintings, and there's some REALLY not so good oil paintings.

 

There's good prints, there's not so good prints, and there's some REALLY not so good prints.

 

There's good music, there's not so good music, and there's some REALLY not so good music.

 

There's good movies, there's not so good movies, and there's some REALLY not so good movies.

 

There's good design work, there's not so good design work, and there's some REALLY not so good design work.

 

It's all art. There's good art work, there's not so good art work, and there's some REALLY not so good art work.

 

best,

 

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


In Topic: Where Does Clay Stand In Fine Art

Yesterday, 07:20 PM

Simple.  I don't acknowledge the distinction.  It is all art.  Some works of art are more successful than other works of art.... but it is all an art form.

 

best,

 

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


In Topic: What Are You Working On?

Yesterday, 05:54 PM

We are planning on a four day firing (heating cycle) as "typical" at this point.  Then at least a week to cool.  While not huge, ....... it still is a large kiln.

 

best,

 

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


In Topic: What Are You Working On?

Yesterday, 05:25 PM

Getting ready for the coming anagama build that my New Hampshire Institute of Art BFA kiln class will do at the college is currently on the front burner for me.  Lots of planning details and getting the site ready.  We just broke ground for it this week.  Brickwork coming up in August.

 

Attached File  NHIA-anagama-siteprep.jpg   491.01KB   1 downloads

 

best,

 

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

 

 


In Topic: How Do You Deal With Injuries?

27 July 2014 - 10:31 PM

Also make sure that you are throwing in a good bio-mechanical way.  Get someone who KNOWS what that means to watch you and provide feedback.  I see so many people beating up their bodies without realizing it, it is amazing.

 

best,

 

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