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mregecko

Member Since 14 Nov 2012
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In Topic: Do You Touch Things In Museums?

27 April 2015 - 10:29 AM

I had a very long response typed up, but just deleted it because I cannot think of how to say my honest feelings without coming off aggressive or offensive. So I'll retreat from this discussion, and just say we have two points of view on this.

My point of view on "handling" museum work causes no potential danger to priceless works of art when you apply it to the millions of people through museums every year.

Can you say the same about your point of view?

In Topic: Do You Touch Things In Museums?

26 April 2015 - 03:35 AM

I'm sorry, and not to be contentious, but am I the only one that's a little horrified by the blasé attitude being given towards inappropriately handling what are, in all honesty, priceless and irreplaceable works of art?

If everyone with an "uncontrollable urge" (which is absolutely controllable) were to touch these vases / bowls / paintings / whatever... They'd either have to be locked behind plexiglass or they'd be destroyed by now.

It's the same kind of carelessness that leads people to take flash photography of delicate manuscripts like those on display in the British Library, despite many of postings not to.

No matter if you are in complete reverent awe of a piece, or if you're a curious five year old child, these pieces belong to posterity and we all have a social obligation to preserve them.

In a gallery where handling is encouraged? Absolutely. Go for it. In The Louvre? Tie your hands behind your back if you have to.

In Topic: Black Mountain Clay And Matt Glaze

24 January 2015 - 07:52 PM

I think of a pasta bowl as a low, wide, mostly flat bowl. Great for salads too. Things you might want more "contained" than on a plate, but a typical cereal or soup bow is deeper than you want. Like a small platter with a curved-up bowl-like edge.

In Topic: Black Mountain Clay And Matt Glaze

24 January 2015 - 07:14 PM

Did said partner, make something for you as well?  Was that the arrangement, as opposed to buying each other gifts?

 

Hehe, no arrangement. I just wanted to make him something that we needed. I made a set of pasta bowls because we didn't have any. :-)


In Topic: Black Mountain Clay And Matt Glaze

24 January 2015 - 07:11 PM

Time for photos!

 

I've got more at higher resolutions up in a Picasa album here: Shino Test Tiles

 

Tiles 1,2,3,4

Tiles 6,7,8,9,10

Tiles 11,12,13,14,15

Tiles 15,17,16

 

The small cups in front of some of the tiles are the same glaze as the tile behind it, but fired flat. 

 

A lot of these are slight variations from John Britt's high-fire glaze book. One or two I think came from these boards. 

 

But, if anyone has questions about method / recipes / whatnot, definitely let me know. I really love this clay, it's my favorite I've ever worked with...

 

Too bad I don't have my own ^10rx kiln to work with it all the time! :angry:  Womp womp.