[Clayart] Diana's writing

mel jacobson melpots at mail.com
Thu Apr 7 11:20:36 UTC 2022

Diana is in the later stages of revising her extruder book
and does not have time to `mess` with another project right now.
Writers call it "distraction".

Her theme of the utilitarian pot, had to do with every pot she
looked at, studied around the world had a purpose. cups for drinking,
bowls for food, pots to store grain and many odd pots that looked like
they had no purpose, then one realized it was very specific...like holding
fish scales while cleaning fish.

I have always had the idea that clay pots had purpose. It was about craft
for survival.  And most potters more than understand that.

Of course there is the entire group of clay objects that also had great purpose.
Religion, Myth and Spiritual qualities. Like the bowl used to catch the blood of
a virgin when she was sacrificed to save the tribe from an angry God.

Now you go to Target and buy a "virgin blood bowl, on sale BOGo".

website: www.melpots.com

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