The Best of Sawdust and Dirt
A record of the goings on around Michael Kline Pottery!
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There's more at my Instagram.
Well neither, actually. It's just another volume in the undying series, Coffee Breaks™here at the Sawdust and Dirt BLOG, not to be confused with the podcast of the same name. This is about the clickety clack sound of the old keyboard but I must admit it is a reprint from another "blogging" platform. But, BOY, can i drop links into THIS format like nobodies business!
At any rate, here is the blog post I set out to cross post in the first place,
I met Marsha Owen at the Penland School of Crafts 25 years ago in a workshop being taught by GA potter Michael Simon. I also met Sam Taylor, Aaron Weissblum, Jane Shellenbarger, Suze Lindsay, and Mark Shapiro! It was quite a group. We were all young and wanting to be potters. Sam had only been making pots for a little over a year.
Suze and Jane were #corefellows at Penland, I had graduated from UTK and had only made pots for 5 years. Mark was probably the most experienced one being a little older than us and making pots since high school. We see each other from time to time.
We were all very much imprinted by Michael's demos and just being together working and playing at Penland for those 3 weeks changed us. Marsha and Suze and myself went on to be Penland resident artists. (at different times) and I teamed up with Mark and Sam (and Aaron for a time) as the brothers in clay in western Massachussetts. We lived and breathed pots.
For the last two winters Marsha has been to Penland to work in the #winterstudio at #Penland and we fired the salt kiln together. This paddled cup was in our valentine's day firing and Marsha gave it to me. But it has been sitting in the office at Penland with a little note. So today, I finally get to drink out of it and think of Marsha and all the rest.
Objects have all kinds of ways of engaging us with their forms, colors, and the memories they can evoke.
I love photography but I'm a far cry from David's talent, but I'm always looking and seeing through the lens. It's a great alternative perspective that I can carry around in my pocket.
|I started another Facebook page, 12 x 12. Please like it.|
|Spring is coming slowly|
|Moustache is growing and is a pleasant addition to the barnyard|
|metal stamping my pots for this round|
looking for some old letterpress for firing number as well
|looking at this pot a lot and thinking about craftsmanship|
and intention, technical mastery, and aesthetics
|previously seen on Instagram|
This week is off to a snowy, no-school start, but it feels like it might be a explosively productive one! We'll see!
― Oscar Wilde
Anyway, I just thought I would share some of the scenes from today. I may do this regularly, if you like. Let me know. Operators are waiting. Thanks.