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  1. For those of you who have seen my other posts, you know that I'm writing a biography of the life and work of Daniel Rhodes for an exhibit at a local Art Institute. I'm hoping to make this biography a touching story of his life, instead of a lot of technical facts. I'm putting together a few pages of personal quotes from the former students and general fans of Daniel Rhodes and his work. The quote could mention what you learned from him, or how he effected your life, or anything in between. So if you are a former student or a fan whose life has been enriched by Daniel Rhodes please leave your personal comment or quote here. If you give me permission to quote you, please leave your name and indicate which one you are (former student or fan) and I will try to include as many as possible. Thanks for your help and love of Daniel Rhodes, Intern18
  2. Pres, I meant no offense, I actually meant it as a compliment. Creating does take much thought and technical devotion. I meant that I think there is a place you enter into when you're creating that isn't of the brain anymore but of the heart. I think that when I write, that I sometimes enter into this sort of state of divine inspiration, and instead of thinking about what I write, I simply write. I meant simply as a more "organic" state of soul. With all of that being said, I acknowledge that you have much more knowledge about these things than I do, and I'm happy to learn from your experiences. Best, Intern18
  3. Rae, Good eye, your post did have a little to do with this topic. I've been reading and reading and I keep running across Daniel Rhodes' writings about a deeper connection to what he creates. Your post prompted me to finally ask what others would call this 'deeper connection'? I guess I was searching for the correct word to describe what was going on when someone creates something. I suppose that's the problem with writers, we're always thinking. We could learn a thing or two from those who simply create. Intern18
  4. My first opinion of Daniel Rhodes was that he was a technical guy; however, as I read more about him, I started to see the deep, spiritual connection he seemed to have with his work, "As we form the clay, it mirrors our consciousness" -Daniel Rhodes. Pottery, to him, seemed to be the balance of imperfections, both a technical and spiritual act. The pot shouldn't be too perfect, yet it should still be functional. Is spirituality a part of making pottery for every person? Would you say spirituality is necessary to create pottery?
  5. Thank you for your help, I appreciate it.
  6. Thank you for your suggestions. And I read "Artsy Babble" and I agree. I'm looking to write a biography that anyone can understand no matter their knowledge level on art--my job is to do the translating for the people
  7. Daniel Rhodes studied clay and glazes technically and wrote many books including Clay and Glazes for the Potter and Stoneware and Porcelain. How important do you think his research and studies were to the art of ceramics? What do you feel you have to thank him for in this particular field?
  8. I'm a Technical Writer who is interning at an Art Institute in my hometown. I'm writing a biography for an exhibit featuring Daniel Rhodes. I wondered if anyone had any information on what type of philosophies and genres he may have supported and displayed in his art work after he lived in Japan. I find the "Heads" and the "Guardians" pieces to be very beautiful; however, i can't seem to find any information on the philosophy or reasoning behind why he created these. Any interesting facts or comments would be very helpful. Intern18
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