[Clayart] old potters
gerholdclay at gmail.com
Thu Sep 16 12:34:04 UTC 2021
sic transit gloria mundi
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> On Sep 16, 2021, at 8:27 AM, mel jacobson <melpots at mail.com> wrote:
> I have a hunch that if you went to most any college clay
> program in the U.S. most of the students would not have a
> clue how Hamada, Kawai or Arakawa influenced ceramics.
> Nils Lou and Robin Hopper's names will last because of their
> writing. Few will know about Malcolm Davis and maybe the
> name Voulkus will pop up from time to time.
> It is just the way it is. We all move on. Many on clayart
> have all the names memorized and often knew them personally.
> New hero's step in.
> I just wanted to mention this topic, as I want folks to know
> that I "get it". I have tried very hard to live in the present
> and work hard at changing my work, images and forms. Glaze always
> presents new challenges. I spent three years with a new clay body
> and fired my pots in electric kilns. A total departure. And, without
> doubt very exciting and the learning curve was difficult.
> I think the only sadness we feel is to have the years of work and study
> seen as "silly"...."just buy it ready made". The best metaphor i know
> is a neighbor kid called the welfare and said he was abused because his
> dad bought a new van and it did not have tv.
> life goes on.
> with love, mel
> website: www.melpots.com
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