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Marcia Selsor

Who Is Your Favorite Potter Or What Inspires You Most In Your Pottery?

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Oh dear, I wish I knew their names! The ones that inspire me the most are whoever made these pots:  

 

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/111323422014380820/

 

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/111323422012985846/

 

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/111323422012525622/

 

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/137641332334122660/

 

I love ancient pots with animal attachments, faces, and unusual handles.  It feels like it's giving soul and a face to something from a time that is hard to conceive.  I love how the shapes of pots are not the same that we find in modern pottery. 

 

My favorite "modern" potter has got to be lucy rei. probably for the same reason, she made shapes that she likes, not what she thought  she was supposed to make. 

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I have followed John Glick's career for years, interesting, innovative, prolific. However, I draw inspiration from everything I see, including pinterest searches, and constant browsing of books and magazines. I usually find myself looking to see if I am doing anything different, rather than to follow someone else's footsteps.

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Another vote for Gabriele Koch.

 

I think inspiration and influence aren't always the same thing. Some artist's work I find inspiring even when it's completely different from mine. And sometimes work that you don't find particularly inspiring can spark an idea that gets incorporated in your own work.

Other potters that inspire me (you can't expect me to chose only one):
Halima Cassel
Eva Hild
Magdalene Odundo
Ian Garrett
Juan Quezada

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Cathi Jefferson for her sense of form and use of soda/salt as material,

Gail Nichols for her approach to firing, and using her kiln as a tool to paint with

(And because they are both incredibly cool ladies that I wanna be when I grow up)

Martin Tagseth for teaching me about form, and how to source it from historical references.

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Cathie J. And I were in Kelowna Clay Fest together. We were evacuated during the fires.forest fires ate 300 homes and the sky looked like Hell blowing up! We shared a basement floor and talked most of the night .. Probably too freaked out to sleep.Gabriele Koch. her work is elegant
I like her a lot. I got a gravy boat from her from our joint exhibition. Gail Nichols was one of our roomies at an NCECA and I got one of her pieces too. Both great soda firers. I could add Ruthanne Tudball to the lady soda fairies. her work is also beautiful!

I also agree with Gabriele Koch. Her work is beautiful. Thanks for bringing so much talent to the forefront for others.

Marcia

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My current two favorite potters are Japanese. I am not sure if they are big wigs in the industry or not, but I love their work:

 

1. http://mushimeganebooks.com/

2. http://hashimotoshinobu.com/

 

I think they are what I strive to become more than anything. I love how they let the form do most of the work and the glaze is just there to be there. I find a lot of potters that I look at use the glaze to make up for the pot, here I feel these two really have beautiful pots and the glaze just makes it cherry on top of the icing.

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