Friday, April 23, 2010

THE HANDMADE AND THE FUNCTIONAL

JUST OUT OF THE KILN,LARGE BOWLS FOR AN ORDER


FRESHLY CAST BEAKERS, RAMEKINS AND SMALL CUPS

'Pottery is at once the simplest and the most difficult of all the arts' - Herbert Read (1893–1968)
This comment was surely made in the aesthetic and philosophical sense..however this week I am feeling it in the technical mode...a number of portrait tiles came out cracked from the kiln..and of course, the square dishes too...
the discipline of ceramics surely is a life leveller!
And so it all goes on, the slip-casting, the throwing, the press-moulding. Forever optimistic..

2 comments:

Gloria said...

Love, love, LOVE your work! Can't imagine working in a medium that has so much risk inherent in the process. Thanks for perservering and for sharing all the beauty! Cheers...

Guy Berger said...

Shampies Tina! Crack 9 times, try again 10. Guy