[Clayart] scale

MGordon via Clayart clayart at lists.clayartworld.com
Fri Feb 6 14:19:52 EST 2015


I saw a HUGE one in red on CNBC last year, they were laughing at it & 
wondering ...... where would you put it? I think it sold! Mike Gordon
On Feb 6, 2015, at 7:19 AM, Robert Harris via Clayart wrote:

> I have absolutely no problem with scale.
>
> For a long time I lived next to Eduardo Paolozzi, when I was growing 
> up in
> London. My mother, who was notoriously nosy, used to wander into his 
> studio
> and chat to him.
> I like his huge stuff, but he also made quite a bit of small stuff too,
> which in some ways is a lot cooler because you can get up close to it, 
> and
> see everything all at once.
>
> Oddly enough a friend sent me this link, yesterday evening.
>
> http://opaonlineshowcase.com/painting/74879
>
>
> I spent the evening wondering just how firmly the artists tongue was 
> in his
> cheek. It did make me laugh and wonder what a "small" Koons would look 
> like
> though.
>
> Robert
>
>
> On Fri, Feb 6, 2015 at 7:55 AM, mel jacobson via Clayart <
> clayart at lists.clayartworld.com> wrote:
>
>> don't take me as a small scale guy.
>> big art is with us, and has been.
>> it has a valued place.
>>
>> those that want large scale just have to
>> find a venue for their work.
>> it is not easy.
>> but, that does not mean large scale work
>> is bad or wrong.
>> it is, what it is.  BIG
>>
>> colleen has to experience `big scale` and the problems
>> associated with it.  just as i have taught her to make tiny things.
>> you have to try the push and cut, slash voulkus pots just to feel
>> the tension and passion of that sort of work.  when i do it, it just
>> feels silly and awkward.  but, i have tried it all.
>>
>> we need front end loaders, tons of clay, big door kilns.  glazing 
>> becomes
>> wild.  i have seen huge pots in china...all the conditions of the 
>> studio
>> are like nothing else.
>>
>> but, i agree, as i said to boys in high school, `you make big and
>> ugly, it is really ugly`.
>>
>> that is why i said a few post ago...you have to dedicate your
>> work to scale...it is a choice.  and, tough to sell.
>> mel
>> i remember being in ken ferguson's studio as he smashed about
>> twenty huge pots/jars that did not sell..the gallery wanted them
>> out...bring all new.  (ken did get tired of galleries, he told me he
>> longed for the days of `back yard sales`...then he made money.
>> that stuff is hard to admit..but, he did admit it to me.)
>>
>> he stuck one in the back of my car...i found it a mile away as i 
>> drove.
>> (you know, who the hell is in the back seat????`
>> huge cannister...it had 4 grand on the price tag.  love the big pot.
>> mel
>> from: minnetonka, mn
>> website:http://www.melpots.com
>> new book: http://www.21stcenturykilns.com
>> http://www.melpots.com/clayart.html
>>
>>
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