Excess is never enuff!



I made these bowls thinking they would be Korean rice bowls that the Japanese love for tea. I put that little belly button in the bottom- chai damari( tea puddle). I then took out my slip and thought Man this looks so good thick to heck with rice and tea they are capital A –Art bowls. Tomorrow if they survive I’ll put a hole in the foot ring. 





I thought excess was never enuff until I came back an hour later to look to see half of them ripping themselves apart. Oh well the ones that survive will be EXPENSIVE. I’ve turned the corner. I’m an artist now and not a lowly mudpushin’ potter. Maybe I’ll rethink that by morning. My insurance is due and the old car is sounding a tad throaty. 

Comments

Dennis Allen said…
I'm not sure that being ripped in half hurts them. Woodfire them, hang them on the wall and charge double.
Tom said…
I'm with Dennis.
Anonymous said…
Those look good.. I have had that happen with the slip. Let them set up a bit and then put the slip on or as your friend said, just go with it, it's art now and as art worth a lot more.
smartcat said…
Anything worth doing is worth doing to excess. Those are not ripped pots; they are ART! and should be treated as such by the artist! ;)
erica smith said…
I agree that the rips look good. I'm sure it is a metaphor or something...

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