Copy Pots


Have you ever gone to a workshop or seen some pots that you really liked and decided to go to the studio to make some just like it? I confess I went to see Phil Rogers from Wales at Sheridan the other day and the thought occurred to me to make some copy pots. Really nice pots and especially the foot rings. Phil does a very nice foot ring. I have two of his drawings over my desk that I look at everyday. So the following day I made up some clay and decided I would make some yunomi's ala Phil. I made one, looked at it and scrunched it up and rewedged it. Where TF would I put my handle? I did copy down his green glaze and his black breaking to rust glaze. There are Japanese words for those glazes but I'm a Canadian working in Canada so black and green it is.

Comments

Michael Kline said…
Hey Tony, I did a whole firing of what I called "cover pots". Same idea though. I guess somewhere in the process we learn as much about our own pots as we do about the pots we're copying. here's a post from 2010 about my covers.http://www.sawdustanddirt.com/2010/02/weeks-end.html
Cambria Pottery said…
Fascinating to read what some of my favourite master potters are up to. Thanks for the incites!
gz said…
making other peoples' shapes can re-vitalise your own work or push it in a completely different direction
Bob Kulchuk said…
I saw Phil yesterday at a workshop at Mudflat in Somerville, MA. He's a treat to watch. And you're right...his footrings are pretty sweet.

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