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BeckyH

Member Since 18 Apr 2011
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In Topic: I'll Never Be A Real Potter.

25 March 2015 - 09:07 PM

I guess some artists are not real painters either because they don't make their own paints?

 
 
Dang right they aren't!  They are also not real painters, if they don't weave their own linen for canvases, hunt down animals, to shave for brush bristles and chop down their own trees to make canvas stretches and brush handles.
 
And don't get me started on so called "Potters", who don't mine their own clay and glaze materials...
And I'll never be a real baker because I don't grow my own wheat and grind it into flour. I do grow colonies of yeasts, though, whenever I make a sourdough starter. But mostly I use the pre-grown yeast that comes in a packet.

In Topic: Slip Casting Big Vases. Is It Possible?

13 March 2015 - 02:59 PM

That is one good looking mold! The weight of plaster does add up rather quickly, alas. Congratulations on getting this done.

In Topic: The Art Spirit Adventures

14 February 2015 - 11:17 PM

What a rush it must be to see a gallery with work you live so much wanting to sell your stuff. If you are going to be producing for them, you will have to learn how to pace yourself, so that you can keep working with less wear and tear on the potter. Sometimes, the best thing you can say as an artist is "no".
I bet that your stuff will sell very well, and for very nice prices!

In Topic: Does Anyone Else...

01 February 2015 - 05:40 PM

Be sure to use a cruelty- free method of capture! Perhaps a live trap will work.

In Topic: Quotes for the Ceramics Studio and/or Class

25 January 2015 - 08:16 AM

The wonderful poem Drawn By Stones, By Earth, By Things That Have Been In The Fire, by Marvin Bell. It's quite long, but well worth pondering.