[Clayart] The "Throw it away" mentality.

Terrance Lazaroff zalt57 at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 9 10:30:47 EDT 2016


Ken;
If you truly love your pot. Keep it, but don't try to repair it.  If you are worried about furniture, put the pot on a pedestal that you can buy from China Town, or from eBay.

Terry

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> On Oct 8, 2016, at 9:29 PM, Ric Swenson <RicSwenson0823 at hotmail.com> wrote:
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> my hobby is painting....just enjoyed it since I was six...I just teach ceramics....always enjoyed it...
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> From: Clayart <clayart-bounces at lists.clayartworld.com> on behalf of Ken Chase <kchase235 at gmail.com>
> Sent: Sunday, October 9, 2016 2:28 AM
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> Subject: Re: [Clayart] The "Throw it away" mentality.
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> Hey Dan:
> I appreciate your comments. I'm not a potter.
> Pottery is my hobby. I don't make a lot of pots
> And when I get one with a glaze I like but overflow on the sides of the foot ring I feel
> Compelled to save it....if possible. I don't make
> Pots to sell. I just enjoy the process and getting
> Better at it.
> Thanks
> Ken
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>> On Oct 8, 2016, at 5:58 AM, Dan Saultman <design at saultman.com> wrote:
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>> I once asked for advice on how to repair a crack in a valuable, bisqued-state tea pot.
>> I got some good answers BUT I also got a couple of answers that said "fixing cracks aren't worth it. Throw the pot away and start over".
>> Recently a fella asked about the best way to grind drips off the foot of a pot. Somebody wrote, Don't do drips in the first place", throw it away.
>> I repaired my tea pot (you couldn't even tell it had a surface crack). And sold it.
>> The, "Don't bother, it is lost, throw it away" mentality does not address the question that was asked, and is hardly the remedy for all things pottery.
>> One of the best skills a potter can have is "recovering" from a mistake.
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>> Dan
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