Tuesday, January 13, 2015

I quit!

Yesterday we went on a field trip to Peidmont College to see a show "The Rising Generation From Traditional Japanese kilns. The booklet is nice and the pots are AWESOME! My pics and the pics in the cataloque don't do justice to the fabulous work. Seeing this work made me think of quitting making pots. It's alright I got over it by bedtime. Hey, what else would I do?
Check out this shino work. The one potter used shino in what seemed like layers that had a ice like edge to the lines. Even the large bowl that looks fluted was layers of shino. The other flowery work which ordinarily would not be my choice was wonderful with probably multiple firings. The large green Oribe bowl looked more my style and the double walled jar with rips and tears could have been thrown by Ronnie.
There is a FREE 2 day workshop by 11th generation potter Ohi Toshio from Kanazawa, Japan  in the Smith- Williams studio (Piedmont College)





, Jan 21,22 from 10-4 each day. Contact Chris Kelly ckelly@piedmont.edu for more information.

5 comments:

Anne D said...

Wow!thank you for sharing the pictures... These pieces have a voice...

GRASS said...

They have been talking beauty for about 400 years in the kilns where these gems come from! Shino Wares and Oribe come from the same kilns.

Dennis Allen said...

I hear Ya Buddy. I hate to go to a jam session and have some teenager play circles around me.

Anonymous said...

So glad to see these -- they're amazing! What have I been doing all this time??!! - Linda B

Linda Starr said...

beautiful work, I must get down there and it's only a short distance from my home, thanks for posting.