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"Divertimento" opens at Plinth Gallery on First Friday, March 1, with an artist reception from 6-9pm.
The exhibition runs through March 30th.Building on the 2011 exhibition, “Prelude” at Plinth and most recently, “Ceramic Forms” at Laramie County Community College, Kaplan continues to explore the textured slab and his signature use of industrial parts and fittings in this new body of work. The pieces in “Divertimento” reflect his interpretation of the theme of parts and wholes, or what Kaplan refers to as “the combination of singular objects combined to make complex forms.” Incorporating wheel thrown, hand-built, and press-molded ceramic parts, Kaplan builds both sculptural and functional vessels including large basins, condiment sets, serving pieces and teapots. His deft use of industrial parts such as phenolic ball knobs, metal handles, shaft collars, and coated cable provides both a visual and structural counterpoint to the ceramic form and surface. In addition, his bird and fish forms appear, as seen previously in his “Nouveau Moche” series as well as his “Plinthed Vessel Series”. -Plinth Gallery For more information on Jonathan and Plinth Gallery make the jump here. Can you tell us what you are making? I have included new large basin constructions and an entirely new grouping of handbuilt teapots. The fish and bird elements have again surfaced and have now become fully integrated into some of these pieces. What techniques do you usually work with and what is your favorite tool? I don’t have a particular technique that I usually work with. It all depends on what the idea is, then I can decided what I need to use or work with. If I think a particular item or part needs to be press molded or slip cast, then that is the technique I will employ. For instance, when designing the teapots in this exhibition, I had a particular curved spout in mind and, the obvious way to make this was in a press mold. I carved a plaster model and then made a simple 2 part press mold to make the spout. However, I have a growing list of favorite tools: I use two Slabmats and a Yixing mallet to beat out my slabs. I then use a rolling pin and two equally sized wooden strips to make a slab of a particular thickness. I do have a very nice selection of Bison tools. A substantial mechanical pencil with an assortment of leads, a Foray brand rolling ball .5mm(fine) or .7mm(medium) pen, and my sketchbook are favorites. I am starting to draw on my iPad using Paper53 or Noteshelf (both apps). These are all very cool tools. If you could do one thing much better, what might it be? I can’t isolate just one thing, however……. My time management skills need to be improved for sure. I do not draw very well freehand, but I can get the idea across. I would like to be a better draftsman. My typing skills are absolutely horrendous. They need work as I devote too much time to making corrections. Studio Potter journal. The journal is the documentation of how we work within the context of being part of a larger society. It is the chronicle of experience as potters and ceramic artists, a compendium of ideas. It is an important part of our ceramic culture and has been so for the past 40 years. We need your help to continue for the next 40 years. So if you would like to join and receive this quality publication twice a year, please email me. (firstname.lastname@example.org) [caption id="attachment_5946" align="aligncenter" width="290"] Jonathan and Dorothy @ Plinth Gallery[/caption] Tell us what you do for fun when you’re out of the studio. I wish I could spend more time outside of the studio! Gallery work keeps me quite busy, and I certainly would not have any studio practice whatsoever if it were not for the hard work of my wife Dorothy. She runs the back end, so to speak, of the gallery. Her hard work and involvement with Plinth Gallery are truly responsible for its success. Thanks sweetie! I have never thought of myself as an athlete or particularly athletic. Nonetheless, I am an avid bicyclist and aside from being great exercise, any riding I do helps relieve stress for me. I have skied since my dad taught me at age 5, so I get out twice a week during ski season on my alpine or telemark boards. Thanks for visiting the blog and taking time to read all about Jonathan. I hope you take a minute to comment to let Jonathan and myself you’ve stopped by.
Plinth Gallery 3520 Brighton Blvd Denver COHow were you instrumental in bringing Flash Point: An International Wood Fire Exhibition to Plinth Gallery? I started the Boulder Wood Fire Group in 2006 to help me conduct the Wood Fire emissions research project. Last year I was contacted about a wood firer, Hiroshi Ogawa in Oregon. He was celebrating his 50th year in clay and was thinking about an exhibition that would tour the country. I contacted Jonathan at Plinth and asked about doing a show. Hiroshi didn't end up having a touring exhibition but that idea planted the seed for the show and Jonathan was generous enough to let me be involved in the Flash Point exhibition. I love the communal sharing of the wood firing, and it sounds like you have created quite the community of wood fire potters in Boulder, will you tell us the story how all this came about. I was doing a lot of the American Craft shows around the country including Baltimore and San Francisco. I found myself interested in all the wood fired work I was seeing. After attending a NCECA conference I became determined to learn more about wood firing. Hiroshi Ogawa was having community firings at his studio in Elkton Oregon. He watched me as I circled his booth at every show and eventually we started talking. He invited me to come to Oregon to fire. I set out with the idea of changing the surface of my work, working on larger forms and learning more about the firing process. I packed up the van and headed to Oregon in March of 1996. It took us 3 days to load the kiln. Working side by side with potters from all over the country I began to realize how little I knew. We were looking at the work in a new way, but we were really beginning to give ourselves up to the idea of collaborating with fire in a process that had consumed most of us for decades. I started out thinking I would learn a new way to reach for personal expression. I fantasized I would add another tool to my tool belt. While I always realized that working in clay is a kind of meditation, a prayer of sorts, I never really understood the Zen of clay until that very first wood firing. By the time we had loaded the kiln, my world had expanded and I was no longer just interested in my work, I was obsessed with the entire 400 cubic feet of work. Every pot in the kiln was important to me and I knew that I would be connected to each potter in the firing crew for the rest of my life. A wood fired kiln is quiet. You may have a crew of 8, 10 or 12 potters working at once. Each potter stoking in a rhythm, working as one for the crew leader. I had to dig down deep to keep up my energy and to understand the kiln, every move we made seemed counter intuitive. I began to understand that clay had always been my teacher and now the wood kiln was taking my education to a new and profound level. I fired in Oregon for about 6 years, each year learning more. I began to think about building a kiln in Boulder where my students and colleagues could share a similar experience. I finally decided to propose building a wood fire kiln to the City of Boulder. I was required to get a permit and when I went into apply for the permit I was told that they would not allow a wood kiln in Boulder. I started to leave but I turned around and asked "why"? The guy behind the desk stood still for a moment and then said he didn't know. After returning to the lab I decided to try and find out why the planning department didn't want us to fire with wood. I sent out a request for help to the combustion-engineering department at CU and immediately heard back from Michael Hannigan. He was a combustion engineer and he was willing to help me. We decided to do a wood kiln emissions research project. We got permission to build two kilns and do the research project for the next 3 years. I worked with Michael Hannigan and John Zhai from CU and we teamed up with Jeff Sorkin from the US Forestry department. You can read all about the research in Studio Potter Magazine. What other clay artist influenced you if any and why? As a self-taught potter it is difficult to identify influence. I think that everything we see, hear, feel influences the work we make. Every potter I have had the opportunity to watch work has left a mark on me. From Hamada to Cardew, Picasso to Ruth Duckworth , Lucy Rie and Hans Coper to contemporary potters like Michael Simon, Jeff Oestreich, Ron Myers, David Shaner, Don Reitz, Betty Woodman---the list goes on. Tell us about the history of the Boulder Pottery Lab. The Pottery Lab was started in 1954 and in 1956 Betty Woodman convinced the City of Boulder to move it into the old fire station #2 at 1010 Aurora. Betty set up an educational program for students as young as 4 and as old as 94. Betty had come to Boulder with her husband George who was teaching art at CU. Betty decided to offer classes for spouses of professors and other individuals looking for a challenge. Her program was so well thought out that we continue to run the program in almost the same way. Over the years the program has been run by other well-known potters such as Steve Briggs, Kate Inskeep, David Clinkenbeard and currently myself. The Lab has a great reputation as a teaching facility; we have 20 wheels, 5 electric kilns, 3 gas kilns and a Raku kiln. We have 2 extruders, slab roller and a pug mill. In 2006 we built an Anagama wood kiln and in 2009 we built a Bourry box kiln. The program continues to thrive. There are 140 adults and 110 children that go through the program every 9 weeks. Many potters in the area took classes at the lab and many have returned to teach at the lab. What is most inspirational to you? Clay. When I see, smell or touch clay, my heart opens. Music, nature, color and laughter all enter the studio and keep me going, but it is truly clay itself, the way it moves, breaths, changes and teaches that inspires me. Has a significant personal experience shaped your work? I come from a fairly large family. Privacy was non-existent. I began keeping a journal when I was very young. Writing helped me find out who I was and helped me get away from the chaos. My work still integrates my journal entries with my clay forms and I experience the same kind of relief from the pressures of the world. Love, loss, happiness and despair all find their way onto my pieces sometimes through a drawing and sometimes just written between the lines. What techniques do you usually work with and what is your favorite tool? I am a thrower and a hand-builder. I throw and alter my forms and for more extreme or precise forms I turn to hand building. I build surfaces with slips, glazes, washes, and stains. My pieces are fired in atmospheric kilns using salt, soda and/or wood ash. My favorite tool in my first treadle wheel. It came to me magically and changed the way I work. You are mostly creating pottery pieces. How would you explain your attraction for functional ceramics? We sometimes think that our lives are made up of extraordinary experiences. Our visit to the art museum or a once in a life time trip to Paris. But for me, the most sacred moments are ordinary. The sharing of a good meal with someone you love, an intimate conversation over a cup of tea, the washing of dishes at the end of the party standing side by side with your best friend. These are the moments I treasure and these are the moments I celebrate with functional pots. What do you love most about your studio? Privacy. I am by nature an introvert. I love walking those 10 feet from my back door to my studio and sinking into that sacred creative space that brings out the best in me. What advice can you give aspiring artists struggling to find their own voice and look? Make pots. Make lots of pots. Our voice comes with experience and confidence. Be honest, tell the truth, the whole truth in your work.
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Sandi Pierantozzi and Neil Patterson: New work!
June 1 – July 28
First Friday June 1
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Sandi Pierantozzi Flagyl Over The Counter, will teach a 2 day participatory workshop at the gallery presenting her innovative approach to form and surface at the gallery June 2-3. This weekend workshop will focus on using slabs, texturing the surface, and then by altering them through techniques such as darting, creating interesting and innovative forms.
Sandi Pierantozzi’s functional work comes from a deep appreciation of food, My Flagyl experience, celebration, and setting a beautiful table. She feels that “pots help me connect with people on a very basic human level” by communicating some creative life into the daily rituals of eating and drinking Sandi believes that a handmade ceramics contains ”the soul and energy of the maker” and that with use, a real human connection is made. These connections between people are essential to keeping alive the soul in all of us.
Neil Patterson ceramic constructions honor the handmade object and the simple daily rituals of use, Flagyl Over The Counter. He makes pots that are designed to be used and enjoyed. Through their carefully considered volume, kjøpe Flagyl på nett, köpa Flagyl online, weight, surface and textures he hopes to provide a slow, savory experience for the user. There is always an evidence of the soft material, clay, Where can i order Flagyl without prescription, often bolstered by a formal or architectural structure. - Jonathan Kaplan, Plinth Gallery
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Flagyl Over The Counter, Tell us a little about yourselves. And how did you meet?
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When and how did you discover the passion for ceramics?
Neil:In high school in Cleveland, Ohio, Neil was very inspired by his teacher Joe Turkaly, and decided then he wanted to become a potter. Flagyl from mexico, Sandi: At the Clay Studio in Philadelphia, Pa. Sandi got turned on to clay in 1984. She took a class because she loves to cook and wanted to learn to make serving dishes for her food. Flagyl Over The Counter, At the time she had a graphic design business, but the more she worked in clay, the more she wanted to. When computers took over graphic design, she decided to make the transition to full time potter.
What are you two showing at Plinth Gallery this month?
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Since our show is not theme based, we decided we would just call it “New Work” since we are both showing our most recent work.
Do you share the studio or have separate spaces. What is it like to work so closely with your spouse?
We share a studio and work right along side of each other in a fairly small space. Working so closely together presents some challenges, but fortunately we get along very well, Flagyl from canada, and respect each others creative space. We love working at the studio together and cannot imagine having it any other way.
What do you love most about your studio? Flagyl Over The Counter, Our location in the city, near the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the community support we get from our neighborhood.
How do you maintain a healthy work and life balance?
What advice can you give aspiring artists struggling to find their own voice and look?
Find sources from within and through your own studio practice. Look at the world around you for inspiration, not just at the work of other artists. You have to make a commitment of time, energy and lifestyle in order to develop and grow your work.
Would you two explain your attraction for functional ceramics?
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Neil:Functional ceramics is an accessible art form that everyone can understand. Flagyl Over The Counter, It is an art form that has been practiced for thousands of years, and continues to integrate into our daily lives. Flagyl pics, [caption id="attachment_4888" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Sandi Pierantozzi "][/caption]
Sandi, it looks like you are handbuilding most of your pieces. Can you walk us through your creative process when dreaming up new pieces?
I sketch a lot. I always have a sketchbook with me, since I never know when I see something that might inspire a new form. When I am ready to make a new piece, I look through my sketchbooks to see what hits me. Then I proceed to work out the form, what is Flagyl. Sometimes I make a small piece to work out the details, but other times I just go for it, Flagyl Over The Counter. Often, the piece does not look like the sketch, but the sketch provided the spark.
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The wheel has a historic connection to pottery, but I don’t always use it in the traditional way. The process of throwing informs the choices I make. There is a “back and forth” between my ideas and what the wheel gives, such as round forms and “stripes” or throwing lines. Flagyl Over The Counter, Then I apply my ideas for forms that might be inspired by architecture or nature.
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I started bringing a few of the templates to workshops, to teach people how to develop their own, but most people just wanted to either copy mine, or offered to buy them from me. After years of having people ask me if they could buy my templates, I decided to take the time to produce a set. I did not want the set to be a “how to” but more of a jumping off point for people to develop a variety of forms based on their own ideas of how they might put the various parts together.
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Compatible Visions: Farraday Newsome and Jeff Reich
Exhibition dates: May 4-26
Zoloft No Rx, First Friday: May 4, 6-9pm Reception with the Artists.
Second Saturday: May 12, noon-6pm, and RiNo Open Studio Tour Sunday May 13, 11am-4pm
Visit Plinth Gallery for more information on Farraday's and Jeff's show.
For more information Jeff and Farraday please visit their website, Indigo Street Pottery.
"Farraday Newsome has worked with the vessel format for over twenty years. She explores ideas of lushness, sadness, time, and grace with surfaces that are very painterly. She is interested in the relationship between the “painterly space” and the “actual space of the three-dimensional object.”
Jeff Reich’s ceramic sculptures integrate abstract expressionist influences with contemporary desert landscapes. The Sonoran desert where he lives with his wife Farraday Newsome profoundly inspires him. Angled, sectioned and recombined forms of teapots, jars, wall tiles, Zoloft use, and sculptural vessels are influenced by the growth patterns found in desert plants, rocks and mountains."- Jonthan Kaplan - Plinth Gallery
Tell us a little about yourselves!
Farraday: I grew up in the redwoods of California. It was very quiet and very beautiful, Zoloft No Rx. My father was a dinnerware designer for a big dinnerware company in Los Angeles called Metlox. The company flew him down for design meetings every 6 weeks or so. Many of my adult relatives worked in the arts. Making things and painting was part of my life growing up. Zoloft No Rx, When it came to college though, I majored in Biology (UC Santa Cruz, 1977) since I was so interested in nature. After earning my BA I moved to San Francisco and decided to go back to school in the arts. I received my MA in Art, Ceramics Emphasis from San Francisco State University in 1987. I moved to Arizona shortly thereafter.
Jeff: I was born in Livonia, Michigan, ordering Zoloft online, a suburb of Detroit. My father was an engineer with an eye to detail, and my mother a homemaker who loved to paint and garden, Zoloft No Rx. I grew up with interests in architecture and basketball. Early in my college career at the University of Michigan, I moved to Arizona to transfer to the University of Arizona in Tucson. I first settled on a major in Arts Education. After taking a ceramics course there, I knew that ceramics was my deepest studio art interest. Zoloft No Rx, I studied with Maurice Grossman and treasured the knowledge he shared with students. I recieved my BFA in 1984. I started a small studio in Tucson and quickly picked up 11 galleries across the country. Three years later I started working at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Low dose Zoloft, Arizona building a ceramics program there that I still direct. In 2005 the Mesa Arts Center moved into a $100 million new facility, for which I helped design the ceramics studio.
And how did you meet?
Farraday: Jeff and I met after I moved to Arizona, around 25 years ago, Zoloft No Rx. Jeff was a directing the ceramics program at the Mesa Arts Center, which he still directs. We probably met at an opening - hard to remember exactly when. Although friends for many years, we've been married for seven year
Jeff: I met Farraday first at the Tempe Arts Festival in 1988. She was showing some amazing maiolica. Zoloft No Rx, We became friends and in 2001 she started teaching with me at the Mesa Arts Center. We married in 2004.
When and how did you discover the passion for ceramics?
Farraday: My father got his BA at Alfred University in New York, majoring in ceramics, Zoloft steet value. He studied with Daniel Rhodes and met Susan Peterson while he was there. After college and a stint in the army, he became a dinnerware designer for Metlox Potteries in Manhattan Beach, California. When I was little, he would sometimes take us kids to Metlox and we would glaze in his office on stock dinnerware, Zoloft No Rx. I loved that. I let that interest go when I went off to college and majored in biology. I didn't really take any art classes during my undergraduate years. It wasn't until years later, when I was working in the sciences in San Francisco, that I took a community college ceramics class. Zoloft No Rx, I rediscovered that all-engrossing feeling of joy. Discount Zoloft, I quit my job and went back to school to earn my Master's in Art with a Ceramics Emphasis from San Francisco University (1987).
Jeff: I thought I would be going for an architecture degree. I switched to an Art major after learning I wasn't accepted into the program for architecture. Later at the University of Arizona my scupture professor, Dennis Jones, took us to see the ceramics studio where the teacher , Maurice Grossman, threw a pitcher. I was amazed and knew after watching that I had to try the wheel, Zoloft No Rx. Afterward Dennis tried to get me back to metal sculpture but it was too late, I'd fallen for clay. I love how simple and complex working with clay can be. After graduating I sold my 1969 Mach I Mustang to buy a kiln and wheel to start my career in clay.
What are you two showing at Plinth Gallery this month?
Farraday: I'll be showing work that is predominantly vessel-oriented, Zoloft natural, some with high relief imagery. Some will be colorfully glazed and some glazed in black-and-white. Zoloft No Rx, The imagery will be mostly from the natural world, but I have just finished a teapot that has unnatural objects in high relief (a watch and a playing card) along with my usual natural imagery. My imagery generally speaks to the passage of biological time and to chance.
Jeff: I'll be showing some of my latest sculptures, teapots, and wall work. My glaze palette is influenced by the Sonoran desert and the unique plants that grow here. I am inteested in portraying the contrasts of desert textures through glazes, drawings into glaze and crawling glazes. My shapes are informed by boulder piles left in place after thousand of years, as well as from the growth patterns of desert trees and plants.
How did you come up with the title for the show?
Farraday: People often tell us that our work looks so different from each other, but that somehow it looks good together, Zoloft No Rx. All I can think to write is that we are huge fans of each others work, Zoloft street price, asking for and giving lots of feedback in our shared studio while work is in progress. I think this all translates to work that is made in close proximity with mutual interest and tenderness, so somehow it is compatible.
Do you share the studio or have separate spaces. What is it like to work so closely with your spouse?
Jeff: I teach 4 days a week at the least but get into the studio as much as possible on my 3 days off. Zoloft No Rx, We love listening to NPR and books on tape together but when I need to watch sports, well, we don't share that interest. The studio could be bigger sometimes but I think every artist wants that. We have 3 electric kilns: his, hers, and one small one we share. I fire high fire reduction in our old West Coast updraft kiln. We feel really fortunate to share our passion for clay with others.
Farraday: Yes, we share a home studio, Zoloft No Rx. It is about 750 sq, buying Zoloft online over the counter. ft. Of course we wish it was bigger!. Over the ten years we've lived in our home, we seem to have settled into an understanding of whose tables are whose, but it changes if one us needs more space for a certain project.
What do you love most about your studio?
Farraday: I love that it is at home, and that our beautiful 1 1/2 acre wildscaped desert yard is right out the door. Zoloft No Rx, I also love sharing it with a fellow ceramic artist who is my husband and whose work I think is terrific.
Jeff: I think Farraday said it all above ( I think her work is amazing too!).
How do you maintain a healthy work and life balance?
Farraday: That balance is pretty elusive. I seem to have three main interests these days, Herbal Zoloft, and never enough time to spend on any one of them. Studio work, gardening, and now trail running. I cook most days too - we eat pretty well (vegan) and cook a lot from our beloved kitchen garden, Zoloft No Rx.
Jeff: Teaching full time and trying to get work out to the galleries can be trying but I have found a way to do it for 25 plus years. I remember Rudy Turk, who was the director of the Arizona State Museum of Art at the time when I was hired at the Mesa Arts Center, telling me how he wrote books, painted and directed the museum. The secret was "lots of late nights and early mornings". I don't do the late nights too much anymore but early mornings work. Zoloft No Rx, An ideal day would be a run, then a little gardening, then the studio. That seems like a wonderful day to me (especailly when I get to share it with Farraday), Zoloft dose.
What advice can you give aspiring artists struggling to find their own voice and look?
Farraday: I think an individual voice develops with making lots of work over lots of time. Just keep at it and pay attention to what you like in your work. Stay in touch with your inner eye - your dreams and imagined forms.
Jeff: The best advice I heard when I was starting was to keep making pots/art, Zoloft No Rx. Seems simple but the ideas come when we keep working. I also tell my students to look outside of the ceramics world to plants, quilts, landscapes, architecture, etc. Blend what you are most passionate about (for example growing rare desert plants) and find a way to speak about it throught your work. Zoloft for sale, Go to openings and see shows. Zoloft No Rx, Read about history of art to see what has come before us.
Farraday, how would you explain your attraction for functional ceramics?
Farraday: I really like the combination of the practical and thebeautiful. As I mentioned before, I grew up in a household where designing beautiful dinnerware was an everyday thing. I like that there is a shared, understood language of pottery forms: the bowl, the pitcher, the plate, etc. I also really like the formal qualities of contained space, from the shallow contained space of platters to the voluminous contained space of pitchers, purchase Zoloft online no prescription, teapots, and vases.
You work with great delicacy when using patterns and symbols, how do you choose your images?
Farraday: I have always been interested in objects from the natural world, Zoloft No Rx. As child, I think I was simply struck by their beauty. Like many children, I collected seashells, presse and collected wildflowers, etc. My collections were in the hundresds though and quite organized. As an adult, Zoloft overnight, I am drawn to psychological associations with different natural forms. Zoloft No Rx, It makes them even more interesting and compelling. For instance, oranges seem to me to be an ultimate round, vibrant shape of fertility. So lively. Shells strike me as a combination of momento mori (a reminder of what is left after death and that life is fleeting), and fertility symbol (historical association) - nice combination. I started interspersing man-made, unnatural imagery with objects from the natural world in a flat painterly way as a drift on my work several years ago: things like eyeglasses, dice, watches, playing cards, Zoloft mg, etc. Now I am just starting to use those images in high relief, Zoloft No Rx.
Jeff, how does the desert landscape influence your ceramic work?
I love the desert and it's unique plants that grow only in our area of Arizona. We are fortunate to have 1& 1/3 acre that I grow many plants on that I draw. I take pictures of the plants at different times of the year to work into my glaze drawings . Most agaves, yuccas, ocotillios and thorny plants amaze me with their tenacity to grow even in the harshest environs. Zoloft No Rx, We get 7" of rain per year here on average, so most plants have adapted ways to survive that are unique.
Farraday, it looks like you are handbuilding and throwing in most of your pieces. Zoloft pictures, Can you walk us through your creative process when dreaming up new pieces?
Farraday: I usually turn my eye inward, relax, and imagine. When I get an inkling of an idea, I visualize it loosely in my mind's eye. I usually draw it so I won't forget the idea- sketchily changing it until it looks like it might work in three dimensions. That first inkling though - that's the magic, Zoloft No Rx. The rest is just fine tuning. Whether to coil build, throw, slab, pinch etc. - that's figuring out the meansof making the idea look good.
Jeff, you divide all your surfaces with such beautiful glaze windows and silhouettes of plants drawings. When did you start using glaze to define and enhance the form?
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You, like most people enjoy the process of making and didn't get into it for the sake of "business". But eventually you found yourself having to make the transition from crafter to a businessperson. What have you learned so far and what advice can you give others in the same situation?
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