or by Laura Patterson. Can anyone shed some light?
So why am I posting more pictures of pots? Well, this will be the first new year I have welcomed in with no intention of making pots in over twenty years. I am definitely feeling done. Breaks my heart more than I can convey.
Looking at other potter's pots this week while Renata was visiting made me realize how much time and energy I had put into collecting pots for my "teaching" collection. Sometimes the pots weren't the best from that potter, but they always offered something remarkable and teachable.
I miss the sharing/teaching aspect of clay far more than the making aspect. Strangely enough, it feels like photography is allowing me to share more of my clay/art knowledge than making pots ever did. Go figure.
I wouldn't go so far as to say we have a huge collection of pots, especially not after having lived with Malcom Mobutu Smith (damn, the guy had 100x more pots than he had socks! and from every major big-to-do potter imagineable!)... but we have a fair number. I guess some of them have so many stories I am always unsure where to begin (or where to end for that matter).
Associate Professor, St Louis Community College Meramec, St Louis MO
I love the crystal growth in the Oribe glaze!
Fun, exciting reactions!
As I am sure is true of so many folks who've moved due to school, family, or work, I have lost touch with so many of these potters. I miss seeing what new work they're making!