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#92593 Amazon Handmade

Posted by vinks on 15 September 2015 - 01:06 AM

Best Wishes,Marko!!

#92532 Show Us Your Teapots

Posted by vinks on 13 September 2015 - 11:36 PM

This is my first ever small little teapot i made during the initial stages of my pottery making in 2012.......have nt made any after that.I suppose i need to give a hand on it..


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#92295 Qotw: Are "kiln Gods" Superstition?

Posted by vinks on 09 September 2015 - 05:12 AM

Thanks Evelyne for sharing this wonderful topic.


If I could reminiscence ,for me I just learnt to believe in kiln gods.....which turned into practice and faith......


I suppose its personal belief that things will turn fine…HOPE…. you have faith,you start believing…..


My kiln god is “Lord Ganesha”, He is the Lord of success and destroyer of evils and obstacles. In HInduism;he is worshipped, or at least remembered, in the beginning of any auspicious performance for blessings.





#91841 Qotw: What Do You Think Of Art Critique?

Posted by vinks on 01 September 2015 - 11:35 PM

For me ,Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.
(Frank Clark).





#91134 Qotw: Is Your Artistic Practice A Product Of Genetics Or The Environment?

Posted by vinks on 20 August 2015 - 07:45 AM

Cant imagine anyone in my family took to arts ,farfar away none into art world..coming from family of engineers,doctors, art seemed beyond expectations...still took to my stride.


I suppose the imaginative words inculcated during childhood(Schooldays)dived me into artistic world....

What is this life if, full of care, / We have no time to stand and stare. "by Davies.






#90834 Hello From Oklahoma

Posted by vinks on 14 August 2015 - 12:30 PM

Hello Shells!


I love when this forum welcome all with warmth and oneness...i remember when i joined was naive(still a naive) hesitant as you are ..but they welcomed with conviviality,that you forget you are alone.


I live far away in an Asian country,still attached to this forum with all caring attributions from every individual you come across.

Every topic shared is amazing with amazing inspired potters.


A warm,welcome!!



#90216 How Often Do You Gear Up For A New Direction Or Experimentation In Your Work?

Posted by vinks on 04 August 2015 - 12:34 PM

Every step i undertake....a  piece of clay without new direction seems a ship without rudder.Me cannot get stuck with same formula ..need to do  something new, always .Even try picking  different types of clay to testify my inner challenges.





#89280 Qotw: Would You Open Pandora's Box?

Posted by vinks on 22 July 2015 - 05:16 AM

This quote from "Mark Twain",best define me.

Throw off the bowlines,Sail away from the safe harbor.Catch the trade winds in your sails.Explore,Dream ,Discover!!


So woo hoo open the Pandora box and then lets see the result!!




#88705 Qotw: Would You Show Us A Picture Of Your Working Space?

Posted by vinks on 11 July 2015 - 07:41 AM

To my hearts content ,loved all work spaces everyone shared and found too interesting.


Mine,an attic converted into my small,simple studio.

Its my space added with few potted plants and my imagination.What more could ,i ask for!! I feel its not the space how big or small it is rather the passion involved to get back every day,every moment and keep creating.


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Keep Smiling!!


#87737 Qotw: • What Is The Best Advice Anyone Has Ever Given You?

Posted by vinks on 25 June 2015 - 01:15 AM

I was told,just close your eyes and feel the clay .....probably one will form the shape desired, there will be harmony among your hands and clay.

#77188 What Do You Get Out Of This Forum Interaction?

Posted by vinks on 12 March 2015 - 07:17 AM

I've been entwined with this forum thru my journey with clay. Joined as naive.... By the passage of days, browsing thru various articles, interactions, the informative knowledge I gathered here is immense. It provided me various ways out to overcome my difficulties working with clay, glazes and overall process.


There are accomplished potters here who are well acquainted with terms, but a self-taught person like me just getting to know the term was accepting a lot... I laugh at times, mere looking back i hardly knew lot many generic terms example "Mishima,Molding,obvara ",which this forum made me understand .Further to add getting engaged with this forum, i was able to to get my first wheel with hands full of sugestions around,what more could i have asked for.


Still miles to go ..but the inspiration i get from here is nonetheless mesmerising which keep making me come back to clay.Salute and thank you to every member of this forum.



Best Wishes!!

#72687 Happy New Year All!

Posted by vinks on 01 January 2015 - 06:05 AM

Thanks John. for lovely warm wishes!!

Wishing the whole "ceramic family",a very Happy and prosperous New Year".Lets celebrate by spreading more,care ,love and sharing!!

This community has thought me somuch.

All blessings!!

#71684 Food For Thought - E - Course!

Posted by vinks on 11 December 2014 - 01:44 PM

Why cannot we have online e courses from this forum.Though just browsing through this ceramics forum provides all the information and  learning.

Even  various forms like DVD,books, videos availability is immense,still it will be more useful if anyone can start off with e-courses on chargeable basis comprising from handbuilding to wheel throwing,which could run for a month or extended period,as per suitability.


I have attended e courses online from famous artist "Diana Fayt" and "Antoinette".It was pleasure to learn from them the various techniques.


It's helpful to people like us, who live in different corners of world and difficult to travel to attend workshops.These online courses will provide more opportunities to learn more and communicate .



Just a food for thought...any inputs most welcome.Me will be the first one to enroll for e courses.



Best Wishes!


#36768 "Switch From Corporate World to The Art of Ceramics"

Posted by vinks on 11 June 2013 - 07:12 AM

"Newbies who should not give second thought to commence to the world of Pottery "

Diving into the clay world,feeling the first touch of clay was somuch immersing
oneself in its own world.
From the corporate world with peer pressure,stressed to the world of ceramics was drifting to an dream world seemed to be the fairy world.
Lot of enthusiasm was required as everyone approached me with negative thougts,why leaving an well organised comfy high profile job,which i quit.

Nevertheless the only support was "Ceramic arts daily",It provide me the daily dose.Futher need to thank the world of Ceramics art gallery who provided me my Mentor too"Mr Mark Chatterly.
Thanks to Linda and Mark.

This is what the first step towards craetivity,will surely lead to enhance my capability to open my own studio one day.

Best Wishes!