[Clayart] studio potters
gerholdclay at gmail.com
Sat Jul 16 10:37:38 EDT 2016
My wife and I are on a cruise off Spain and one of the passengers asked the captain if there is a sextant on the ship. The captain said yes there was but he didn't think anyone knew how to use it. So much for a gps backup plan.
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> On Jul 16, 2016, at 3:45 PM, mel jacobson via Clayart <clayart at lists.clayartworld.com> wrote:
> the plastic bag and the hippy `back to earth` push really had a
> big impact in the late 50's/60's.
> people could set up studios, workshops at home.
> it was the time of the commune. it was all go. craft.
> leather, beads, clay, hanging pots with flowers. the first
> craft fairs. all rushed to join. but, it was the time of
> hamada/leach and hand made.
> then the plastic bag hit. you could have clay at home.
> glazes...and a kiln. the first electric wheels hit the scene.
> but, the plastic bag was the most important.\
> who were they??? it was a mixed bag. hippies, serious artists, craftspeople.
> there was not a `one size`.
> i was one of them. it was exciting. i was all in. and, i have said many times...
> the art world was insane. anti art. pop art, op art, andy and his gang.
> so, i gave up painting and joined pots.
> the only thing was, and it was with some of us, we wanted to learn to do it
> correctly. we wanted information. we sought it. and found it.
> for me it was japan. many found college mfa programs, some ran to
> guru's. but most just joined,found it hard to do and they quit.
> just like today. it looks so easy, and it is hard as hell....and many quit.
> and now we have all ready made. it sure makes it a lot easier.
> it is like the problem with professional pilots. there is so much automation
> they forget what to do in a disaster. same for cars. made for idiots. safety stuff
> all over...but, you cannot control stupid.
> i love this metaphor, if you are out in the ocean, and your gps dies...`how do you
> get home`? YOU MAY WANT A BACK UP.
> SAME FOR POTS.
> from: minnetonka, mn
> website: www.melpots.com
> clayart: www.melpots.com/clayart.htm
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