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Also from the fire - A little less than a happy high
komos
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Also from the fire
The two most recent pieces to come out of the glaze fire were inadvertent test tiles for the curious interaction of glazes. This has given them both a little more character than I had anticipated. The glass pulled away from the fluted lip of one of the bowls and made beads all around the edge. It's akin to the effect that you'll find in some Shino tea bowls only random and unintentional. Just one more step in the grand experiment.

The other bowl spawned a conversation with one of the office architects who initially thought that I had been given the form pre-made to paint and glaze. When he learned that it had been thrown and not molded, he became very excited, talking about lines and structure and design. We talked at length about the strengths and flaws of the piece. It was an acknowledgement of where I am right now with an eye to how I can grow. I again have to say that having artists in my life is a very good thing.

If I can manage it, pics later.
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From: skygoodwill Date: April 21st, 2004 05:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Positively magical. Congrats! Keep going.
komos From: komos Date: April 22nd, 2004 07:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Class tonight and then a brief interlude before I'm back in. I'll have four or five pieces to glaze assuming the bisque kiln gets emptied by the time I get there.
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komos From: komos Date: April 22nd, 2004 07:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I know it well. Superlative gushing about work that you're doing only goes so far. Being able to talk about something in depth with someone who has a sense of where you're at and where you need to go is incredibly useful... and rare.

wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: April 22nd, 2004 02:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, way cool. Being a performer, rather than a creator of pieces that last in places other than people's memories, I rarely have gotten that kind of feedback. The other day, one of my classmates picked up my Beethoven score and started paging through it. She read some of the notes I'd made to myself, "ENERGY!" being one of them, out loud. It was the first time I really felt like someone here was taking a serious interest in my music. I can only imagine what it would be like to have someone to talk to about it on a regular basis. Maybe I should look into taking individual voice lessons, again?
komos From: komos Date: April 23rd, 2004 06:36 am (UTC) (Link)
I would imagine that speaking with other musicians or even other performance artists (actors, for instance) would be entirely like what I'm talking about.

It can't hurt. If you have the time and the inclination, why not?
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