[Clayart] BAD POTS
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Wed Oct 26 13:47:00 EDT 2016
To this end I demonstrated a well thrown simple form and then wire cut
the piece into halves so they could see the wall's interior profile.
Gasps! followed by attention!
The wire cutting also served to drive home that a piece (even a "good"
one) is not precious, but simply serves the purpose intended.
I was taught this by my teacher at the COLLEGE of ARTS & CRAFTS, in
Oakland,Cal., 1960, now called ( COLLEGE OF THE ARTS ) his name was
"Corky" (Vernon Coykendahl ) his aim was not to show that a simple
cylinder was "precious", but rather to show what the cylinder walls
should look like, straight and even thickness, and that the floor was
flat. I did the same thing when I was teaching beginners how to throw a
cylinder, in my high school teaching days. Mike Gordon
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