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Claypple

Member Since 15 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Aug 27 2013 08:06 PM
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In Topic: Translucent Plates

07 August 2013 - 09:19 PM

Left the forum. I think I will do the same.  It was fun for a while. Best wishes!


In Topic: Translucent Plates

07 August 2013 - 10:56 AM

I think AtomicAxe did the right thing.


In Topic: Amateur Needing Help

06 August 2013 - 10:55 AM

I am 90% sure that is a Romanian potter. 

No, he is from Bulgaria. 100% sure. And what he makes is VERY ethnic. I've been to Bulgaria once.


In Topic: Failure Is Fine

05 August 2013 - 09:36 PM

I was just recently thinking how lucky I am WITH the mistakes! 

1) Pulled the cylinder too fast once: got a beautiful curve! Looks great!

2) Another cylinder collapsed: I tucked it in and got a double bowl. Cannot repeat it again.

3) Pulled the corners of the slab too much. Wanted to smash it back to the ball, but wait ... doesn't it look like a color of the coat?  (This is how the series of my "coat vases" started.)

4) Had some clay scraps, was about to toss it, but noticed it looked like a whale on the wave. Kept it.

 

There is actually a test done by psychiatrists, called "Rorschach test". They show you inkblots that actually have no meaning and ask you what you see in them. They then analyze your interpretation. So what I see in crooked bowels or a bended plates of mine reminds me that test. The problem is, I am more successful when I make the mistakes! 

 

So, my question is: Do the professional artists still practice accidental art, or it is just a beginner's thing?

Is your the most successful work was a result of your imagination (Jim, I mean WITHOUT taking  hydrocodone/vicodin!) or it happened by accident?  


In Topic: Materials to press into clay for random texture

05 August 2013 - 10:47 AM

OK, thanks!