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Marcia Selsor

Member Since 16 May 2010
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Do You Use Reflecting On Historical Work To Improve Your Own Work? How Do You Do It? Th...

14 April 2014 - 08:01 AM

 Do you use reflecting on historical work to improve your own work? How do you do it? Think function or form?


For example, when I was teaching I kept a book, an  International catalogue on cooking on the bookshelf in the pottery studio. It included braseros, tajins, and all sorts of casseroles, steamers. etc. Do you put the flange of a casserole on the serving pot or the lid? One way keeps it from boiling over. 

What is the difference between a summer tea bowl \ /  and a winter tea bowl | | . The function of the form is the same as the difference between a broth based soup bowl  |  |   and a cream based soup bowl \    /  .  The open form releases heat faster. The more closed form  or straight walls, holds the heat better.

Just something to consider. What considerations are you using in designing your work?



What Is Your Strongest Concern In Making Your Work?

07 April 2014 - 07:33 AM

Do you focus on form, texture, surface design, glaze? What is the ultimate concern or focus when you begin working to the final product? Do you go through transitions as the piece goes through stages?


How Do You Develop Your Work?

31 March 2014 - 08:27 AM

Thinking about your work when you are not in the studio, do you keep a sketch book? Do you go for walks in the woods to observe natural forms and textures to apply later?

How do you develop your work?


How Have You Rejuvenated Your Creative Juices This Year? | March 28, 2014

27 March 2014 - 08:54 AM

Potters Council Question of the Week:


How have you rejuvenated your creative juices this year?


What have you done to stimulate your mental state on the creative side? Have you observed things from nature? Read a good book? Taken a relaxing trip somewhere? Seen a show?


What helps you gear up for new work in your studio?



Professional Development Credit For Architectural Ceramics In Tuscany

14 February 2014 - 11:55 AM

I just got our workshop in Italy approved for professional development credit from Montana State University-Billings. 2 credits $199 per credit and you don't need to be enrolled at MSU-B.
For further information send me a message.