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Member Since 18 Apr 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 16 2014 08:31 PM

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In Topic: Casting Cup Handles

20 March 2014 - 04:48 AM

Most of my molds for mugs have the handle on the piece. Draining so that the handle is solid is a very good idea.

In Topic: Success, Then Failure

20 March 2014 - 04:45 AM

Some glazes just don't like some shapes, and will pull them apart in the kiln. Time to try a different glaze.

In Topic: Act Of Vandalism . . . Or Is Turnabout Fair Play?

12 March 2014 - 05:23 AM

I have to wonder if anyone here was familiar with Ai Weiwei prior to this.

Absolutely. I've known his work and situation for years.

In Topic: Act Of Vandalism . . . Or Is Turnabout Fair Play?

11 March 2014 - 05:45 PM

Gack. People have thought art important for as long as they have been people. Remember the cave paintings?
For some things the rarity and replaceability determine part of the value. Can we get another Han vase? Not as easily as we could get one from you! In 1,000 years, one of your pots could be just as valuable as the one broken by Ai.

In Topic: Act Of Vandalism . . . Or Is Turnabout Fair Play?

26 February 2014 - 09:30 PM

Interesting that the idea of ownership makes one ok and the other not ok. Destroying an irreplaceable object, especially one of some cultural significance, is still wrong in my opinion.
After all, it's not like anyone was unaware that the Chinese government has been destroying the country's cultural history wholesale since the 1940s.
But then, I get upset when musicians break instruments on stage at the end of a set. It shows a lack of respect for the makers of the object that I dislike.