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Mudslinger Ceramics

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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?



Maker / Manager - Division Of Tasks

06 April 2014 - 10:06 PM

Hi all


Just read this little article and it made me stop and think of my task management as a sole trader potter...... not good! 

Happy to spend hours in the studio...or... get lost in the business side hardly making a thing for days.....either way the procrastination can set in. 


How do you keep your focus clear when you are 'making' or 'managing'?   Be good to know.





Ceramic Tape Recipe? (Like Keraflex)

30 March 2014 - 08:25 PM

Hi all


Have just flipped through the last 20 forum pages (eyes hurt!) looking for a PDF paper some very clever soul once posted last year on making your own ceramic tape sheets of porcelain, a 'homemade' version of Keraflex sheets......of course cannot find it! Have used the Search option with several combinations of words but still no luck!


The primary binder was PVA glue that gave the thin translucent porcelain its plastic flexibility but with a bit of water would soften the glue base allowing complex shapes to be formed from the sheets.  Much, much cheaper than buying Keraflex no matter how wonderful it is.


There was a very specific way of making the slip formula and handling the sheets in drying so am looking for that PDF.....does anyone remember the post?....have the PDF on file?...have another recipie I could use? 


Help ........!