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Posted 31 May 2012Info on IR exposure to the eye:
Thanks very much for this info. I shall be far more careful in future.
Posted 27 May 2012are you sure the clay is dry enough to release? If there are no undercuts then leave it longer before trying to get it off. You could try laying strips of damp newspaper on the mould before putting the clay on it, the paper certainly won't stick to the bisque and you'll be able to release the clay easily.
Posted 20 May 2012Frederik I'm with you on this one. If no one ever comments how the hell do we develop?
Posted 20 May 2012to me a good pot is one that cries out to be picked up and handled. I have seen some work that iv'e thought "oh my god, that's fantastic" and has been priced, in my opinion, far too cheaply and because of that, some have dismissed it as not worthy of even looking at. On the other hand, I've seen some truly awful rubbish that has cost a fortune because the potter has a "name". I love eavesdropping at shows to artists spouting pretentious twaddle to gullible members of the public and never ceased to be amazed by what people actually buy because they've been taken in by the sales pitch. "I never use commercially available minerals, I always travel to the dead sea to collect my own sea minerals" being one example I overheard at Hatfield show in the u.k. The stuff should have been returned to the bottom of the dead sea! If a pot says,"pick me, pick me" to me then that's all it takes for me, I don't care WHY it's good, it just is.
Posted 20 May 2012No one said it was 'good'. Some artists are 'nervy' and 'gutsy'. When an artist such as Picasso is capable of a more 'classical' or 'traditional' style of work seeing what he relays through a different medium or genre piques interest.
ohhh that's me told off then.
All so often I will see a piece that I really do not care for, but looking at things from another perspective I ask myself "What can I learn from this?" Usually there is something to be learned from looking at almost everything out there, whether it is texture, feeling for line, composition, color, or a basketful of other ideas. Then again too some times, not often I come away learning one thing, I don't like it. However, I have tried.
yes I agree. However I think sometimes it's a gut reaction that doesn't need over analysing, one either likes it or one doesn't. sometimes we don't even know the reason we don't like something it's just "wrong" a bit like some people are disliked on first sight, it saves time!
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