[Clayart] Dates on Pots
design at saultman.com
Sat Jan 14 22:08:41 EST 2017
Where is your show?
Location city, address?
Phone number for questions?
I would like to attend.
Fine-Art Pottery & Tile
ETSY Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/DanSaultman
Clinton Township, MI
On Jan 14, 2017, at 6:57 PM, Bonnie Staffel wrote:
> Announcing my 70 year retrospective exhibition of the variety of
> pots I have
> made over the years. This will be held Jan 20pm reception starting
> at 5pm. I
> believe it will be on for about a month after.
> I used to date my work from the beginning. My first thrown pot was
> 1947 and not what one would call a real winner. However, as I
> Harvey Littleton felt there was promise in my work, relating it to
> the early
> Baggs work.
> So it all began. When people send me photos of some of my old work
> in their
> collection, I usually can tell when I made it by the clay body and its
> reaction to the kiln I was using at the time. As time passed on, I
> made a
> lot of my signature birds and started dating them because of the
> As a note, I added a gum CMC to my Iron Oxide/water mix to sign with a
> brush. I didn't want any fingerprints showing up in unexpected
> places on the
> glazed surface if the iron oxide wasn't sealed in the pre-bisque
> My daughter just purchased a platter that was on eBay where my name
> perfectly legible, but the seller didn't add it to the title. It was
> just by
> chance that it was found and luckily is now back in my own
> collection of
> special pots. Toshiko Takaezu gave me a set of Japanese brushes,
> many of
> them square edged, so I was trying out different design capabilities
> these brushes in decorating the plates and pots. The one just
> purchased was
> a precursor to my very favorite platter depicting an abstract large
> iris. My first 25 years was devoted to one-of-a-kind type of work
> and was
> accepted in numerous exhibitions over those years. Some of the award
> I kept so they will be in the show too. After that found that we
> needed to
> make a living from the pottery and my husband's prints, so started
> production of functional items. I still devoted the three winter
> months to
> do my own special creative work. Even my functional work was given
> individuality and its own uniqueness in spite of being part of a set
> dishes, mugs, etc. Seems like I needed to do this to satisfy my own
> for creativity. I may have to take a cue from mel and go back to
> painting as
> I did in my early days. I really preferred to paint in-the-round as
> a flat
> piece of paper challenged me as I didn't feel I had anything to say
> with it.
> Oh well, will wait for some inspiration in that area in the future.
> I have had quite a diversified career and don't feel like it is
> yet. Have some clay in the kitchen with which to do hand built
> pieces. Seems like I have outlived my older potter friends up here.
> Clayart so that I can at least talk pottery with some of you and
> tell my
> stories. I read where Rose Cabot has reached 100 and might still be
> Anyone know? She and her husband made the most beautiful colors and
> With warm regards to my Clayart friends.
> DVD Throwing with Coils and Slabs
> DVD Introduction to Wheel Work
> Charter Member Potters Council
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