Lee love on wed 3 mar 04
Ivor and Olive Lewis wrote:
>Interesting clips. Thanks for drawing my attention to them.
>One thing is certain, the clay Shoji Hamada was using was free moving
I agree Ivor. People wouldn't believe it without seeing it. Those
hand wheels require very soft clay. You can hurt yourself pushing
against clay like this. I hope to own one of these wheels someday.
Hamada took his to St. Ives with him. After his heart problems, he had
someone else turn the wheel for him, maybe a grandchild.
>The Pete Voulkos clip is a good insight into teaching method. His
>exercise helps to answer the question "Are you an Artist".
Yes, "Three Dumb Glazes" is pretty good. As modern artists
craftsmen, we have so many choices, that the important skill to have is
being able to choose your limitations. It is how we can develop focus.
Lee In Mashiko
"With Humans it's what's here (he points to his heart) that makes
the difference. If you don't have it in the heart, nothing you make will
make a difference." ~~Bernard Leach~~ (As told to Dean Schwarz)
Ivor and Olive Lewis on wed 3 mar 04
Interesting clips. Thanks for drawing my attention to them.
One thing is certain, the clay Shoji Hamada was using was free moving
stuff. I doubt if many people who use "out of the bag" or even freshly
pugged and de-aired clay could cope with material as soft as that.
Interesting technique, interesting technology. One that is revealed to
The Pete Voulkos clip is a good insight into teaching method. His
exercise helps to answer the question "Are you an Artist". That is,
are you able to express yourself from the resources available to you.
He gave three indifferent glazes. Extrapolate that down to two and the
one glaze. Can you determine the options available and then exploit
them to yield something of aesthetic value. How long does it take to
acquire the knowledge and experience to do that. A weekend workshop, a
college semester, a three year course, or a lifetime.
Ivor Lewis. Redhill, South Australia
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lee love"
Sent: Monday, 1 March 2004 3:19
Subject: Re: centering arm advise wanted - actually, wuz cracked-joint
of the Hip...
> I've shared this before, but maybe there are new folks who haven't
> it. Go here to see Rudy Autio on Hamada and video of Hamada
> http://www.queensrow.org/Rudyclip.html There is also a Volukos
> clip, I think it is called something like "Three Dumb Glazes"
> video is over 3mb, so start it and go write some mail or something
> Lee In Mashiko
> "With Humans it's what's here (he points to his heart) that
> the difference. If you don't have it in the heart, nothing you make
> make a difference." ~~Bernard Leach~~ (As told to Dean Schwarz)
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