Monday, September 14, 2009
My New Bumper Sticker
There is more money to be made in the living room than in the kitchen. If one of Sheila's boxes is glazed in a celedon, waxy matte, shino or any other good hard glaze we get questions like " Can you roast a Cornish hen in these?" Glaze them in a dry lichen type glaze and all of a sudden those questions stop. Why? Well it is because they are now art and not "just a pot'. Now don't get me wrong on pots. I just saw an article today on my all time favourite British potter Richard Batterham. The article was called "Just Pots". Pots are harder to please me with than art. They are harder to make consistently well. They not only have to please the eye but they have to work. Batterham has done it for decades.