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From: pipibluestockin Date: April 30th, 2004 06:40 am (UTC) (Link)
One class?

(At the risk of sounding like an Australian cultural stereotype...)

He/She is lying through their bloody arse.

Sorry... :/

It takes long hours to get the motor skills for throwing stuff on a wheel. Ditto (possibly) for learning the glaze.

Just how much assistance was given by these helpful people?

(Yes, I too am consumed with envy).

It all boils down to what is most interesting to you:

- The journey (creation, or the getting there)

- or the "Piece" (journey's end)

If the journey is your satisfaction, then ignore what you see in the pictures above - that is a false path.

komos From: komos Date: April 30th, 2004 07:16 am (UTC) (Link)

Pieces are just part of the process

To be fair, the classes at Mudflat are 14 weeks as opposed to the 7-8 I get at BCAE, and I'm guessing the amount of time this person put in at 3-5 times per week is comparable to the time I've spent in my studio.

Like I said, the feeling will pass. I'm just a little jealous, is all.
From: pipibluestockin Date: April 30th, 2004 07:26 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Pieces are just part of the process

If it is any consolation - the pieces are consciously "classic" (or arty if you prefer).

If you were to walk around and art and craft show or gallery - you would come across endless pieces that look similar.

The real charm is in the truly unique pieces. You are familiar with Japanese tea bowls yet?

Initially they look rough formed and blobby - and then you take a second look.

Quite a different effect, I am sure you will agree from the perfection and yet ultimately unsatifying experience of the pieces you were refering to.
komos From: komos Date: April 30th, 2004 07:35 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm actually a big fan of Shino and Oribe ware, and I really want to get somewhere I can do wood-firing.

I'm still at a point where I'm going for uniformity and predictability, just out of interest of developing my skills. I do know what you're talking about, though. Most walk-throughs at arts fairs will have plenty of booths selling ceramics, but most of the work never actually moves beyond the level of "crafty." I can only get excited when I come across someone who's really pushing the envelope with their own vocabulary.
From: pipibluestockin Date: April 30th, 2004 07:53 am (UTC) (Link)

*broad grin*

You know the difference between "arty" and "crafty".

Develop your own language I say.
komos From: komos Date: April 30th, 2004 09:26 am (UTC) (Link)
At least I hope so. ^_^

I'll be working on that. Thanks.
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