|one of my more recent creations... i really like it|
Soooooo Tom Coleman is kinda the coolest person ever. This past week, I went to a workshop he was giving at Fire House Pottery in Ojai. The focus was on soda firing and, of course, porcelain. Tom's clay is fantastic, and watching him work with it was sooo sooo cool. The most internist parts for me were watching how he decorates/ alters, and talking to him about what he thinks about pottery today. I'd always been curious about what he thought of how many peoples pottery is basically a replication of his, Steven Hill's, and Matt Long's wok. Well no duh, he hates it. He blames himself and Steven Hill for it mostly though. It seems as though he's fine with copying while someone is learning basic moves, but wishes people would then take the techniques and change them to be their own. One of the biggest culprits? Crystal matt. It was a glaze he developed for cone five oxidation, and then moved up to cone 10. Steven Hill got a hold of it and started giving workshop on it and all the over glaze combos. Next thing you know, every one on earth is using it and all the pottery is looking preeety darn similar. This, and the other things people copy, causes all sorts of problems for professional potters. Why can't people just use their own ideas?! ah well... I won't rant any more. check out some pics.
|i think this was about 3/4 into a 40lb platter|
|tongue and groove demo|
|O, I've been doing a lot of giant ink things too. My girlfriend and I are working|
on some giant ink and water color things... I'll post on that soon
|home made massive horse hair brush. A good thing.|
|da soda kiln|
|the middle one is mine!!! :)|
|one of pieces. Tom calls this form a rim bowl.... really fun shape to make|
|another one of my pieces|
|my piece on the right, next to one of tom's!|
O!! I also got a bison trimming tool!! best. tool. ever.
i've been listening to a bazilion different songs recently but lemme try to narrow it down...
valerie- mark ronson and amie
What You Know - Two door cenima club
They Call Me- Surreal & the sound providers
freaking everything by iron and wine ( freaking everything is not a song name)
^ but for belle and sebastian
faster- matt nathanson
I need a dollar- aloe blacc
ahh there's more but i should stop
so i will.