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Mudslinger Ceramics

Member Since 16 Apr 2010
Offline Last Active Dec 09 2015 01:13 AM

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Inspiration, Appropriation Or Downright Copying?

13 July 2014 - 05:23 AM

Further to the questions in 'Studio' by Chris (Image Envy) and myself (copying)  was wondering how each of us thinks about the what/when/where/why of being inspired by someone else's work?  .....be it trying 'it' out,  ...make my own,  ...using 'some' of it ...or is it taboo?  


What do you think is ok?  ...pushing it?  ...too far?  Love to know your thoughts.



Non-Legal Ways To Address Copying Issue

13 July 2014 - 05:07 AM

Work in a shared studio with 2 other potters, been there 2 years. One potter is a lighting designer using porcelain as the shade forms and late last year she was experimenting with Keraflex but was not happy with the slight warping.


Since my exhibition 3 months ago of my fine paperclay forms where the paperclay resembles translucent 'handmade paper' she asked 'polite' but enquiring questions about my process. I refused since it took me 10 years of R&D and is my signature work .... so she starts hounding me and I really said no! Now she's started experimenting based on what she sees in our shared studio situation.  It has really hampered my work and my own experimentation.


Yes, unfortunately it may well come down to lawyers in the end but I wonder what other ideas might be out there that I haven't thought of yet?


Have you had this problem?   What did you do?