[Clayart] old potters

Robert Harris robertgharris at gmail.com
Fri Sep 17 15:50:26 UTC 2021


Memento mori.

On Thu, 16 Sept 2021 at 12:04, paul gerhold <gerholdclay at gmail.com> wrote:

> sic transit gloria mundi
>
> Paul
>
> Sent from my iPad
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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
> > www.melpots.com/CLAYART.HTML
> >
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