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Monday, June 21, 2010

Feats of clay



These are two of the first batch I've made. When I first saw them I realised I'd lost sight of the fact that everything I do to the clay is recorded in it or on it.

I had the last but one class for this term today. This was spent turning the bases of the last few pots I'd thrown. They'll be bisque fired during the week and I'll glaze them next week.

5 comments:

merc said...

Loving those pots. I read once that someone proposed a theory that clay pots were somehow recordings. The fingers on the clay made indentations like a vinyl record and needle, all we needed to record the sounds of a Greek piazza was to design the right kind of needle and play the pots...

Fresh Local said...

Thanks merc. I know potters can read more information than non-potters. People who've looked at and seen a lot of pots can also often access more from new pieces they encounter.

merc said...

There are maps there a potter told me once.

leondavis3@gmail.com said...

Awsome!!!

Fresh Local said...

Thanks