[Clayart] A Blauuw kiln

robert hackert ndiaman at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 23 14:02:00 UTC 2021

Hi Mel:
Had to comment. I have been receiving Ceramic Review almost from it’s inception. Over the years things have of course changed. Nothing is static. But, the artist, conceptualists have become “the thing.” So, of course as a functional potter, your whiskers have grown, as opposed to the new sleek look.
I am just as sure as Deb Kaplan opines, what goes around….
Rob Hackert
North Port,F

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> On Jul 23, 2021, at 9:27 AM, Deborah M. D. Kaplan <debkaplan3 at msn.com> wrote:
> Mel you are wonderful. I mean it. Pottery is my third career so I choose not to make my own clay. I’ve only helped build a RAKU kiln but I can make my own glazes, adjust ingredients when I’m out of one, ( thanks Tony Hansen), fire my skutt which yup is pretty simple, throw and hand build.  Love taking workshops and love Clayart.   When I had my galleries folks on clayart helped and when I closed them clay art helped me find a studio with classes and a gas kiln and a wonderful instructor Fran Epstein.  All is not lost as we tend to embrace the “old ways” once again in cycles.  Lucy Lewis and Maria Martinez revived the old ways. Future generation will too. I’m optimistic. 
> Deb Kaplan 
>> On Jul 23, 2021, at 8:46 AM, mel jacobson <melpots at mail.com> wrote:
>> An American Clay center spent about $60,000 on a new Blauuw Kiln
>> so they could attract the brightest and best clay artists in the
>> world to teach for them. Push the button, cone 10 reduction.
>> The "New Wave" of clay artists do not "do kilns, clay or glaze"
>> It is about "statements".
>> I threw up.
>> It reminds me of a calligraphy exhibit with all the work done with stencils,
>> or a quilt show that all the quilts are made in China for the artist.
>> I know I am old, and don't "get it".  Why did I spend the last month trying
>> to make beautiful pots??? Oh, and I actually did make many of them.
>> A new glaze layering system to create "Celestial glaze".  purple, red blue
>> and violet.  (see facebook, and I will add a pix to my webpage later today.)
>> So, I will make a "statement".  I know a great deal about ceramics, I can make clay
>> that is mine, glaze that is mine, and fire it in a kiln I built with my ideas of
>> "Beauty".  Shame on me.
>> Mel
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