Monday, April 25, 2011

Back to Paul Soldner!

Hey guys, maintaining a blog is hard, but I'm doing my best to keep motivated for you all.

I wasn't really inspired to post today, so I'm falling back on an artist whose work I know really well. A picture of Soldner throwing was one of my first couple posts, but I really want to convey the diversity of his stuff.
Hope you like it!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Korean moon pots!

Korean moon pots are the largest thrown forms I've ever seen personally. They aren't necessarily thrown in one piece, though some are. The pure white porcelain was seen as the highest level of purity, and the imperfections that this theme shows clearly were prized as expressions of character.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Beth Stichter

How cool is this?
She makes them solid, cuts them apart, hollows them out, then puts the pieces together.
And sometimes they get a little weird.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Busy day, but I said I'd keep passing ceramics on so I will.
One from Tina Gebhart, a clearly nature inspired vessel. Love that flower petal look, but I feel like I've seen it somewhere before this (not that its easy to do anything original in such an old field).

And, to keep with a nature-inspired theme:
Really well composed piece, the lid, handles and decoration all fit well with the defining curve. (Those are acorns on top, if you can't tell)
One from Matt Long. I'll try to have a real post later today, but here's something to look at!

Friday, April 15, 2011

I'm Back!

Alright, getting back into posting with a ceramics legend. Think Dale Chihuly kind of famous.
Jun Kaneko is known for enormous pieces (some are "dumpling shaped") with very interesting decoration.

The sculptures are dried for a year (apparently, didn't know that before reading that caption) and fired for about 3 months in a massive kiln (I think the room above may be the kiln. I'm not completely up to date on his process, but I had heard that he built his pieces in the same room he fires in.)

A "dango" finished. He has a background in illustration and you can really see it here.

Some big heads that he makes.

How can't you love that face?

Sorry one more time guys! I'll be back on top of the posts from now on!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I know I haven't been posting lately! I'm sorry!!! I've been having computer troubles the past few days and have been so busy with tons of stuff (which I may write a post about). Please don't abandon me! I'll be back to posting soon.