The Best of Sawdust and Dirt
A record of the goings on around Michael Kline Pottery!
Filtering by Tag: pictures
My experience can't be summed up in just pics, especially with so few pics, but that'll have to do for now.
Thanks for looking.
|what to wear at a conference|
|one more before I go|
some last minute pottery swiping
|ice storm cancelled most of the first days events. ;-(|
|the "not really photoshopped" pic of |
Shapiro and Gill lighting up
|live podcast interview with Dwight Holland|
hosted by my podcast mentors, Ben Carter and Brian R. Jones
|the AMAZING Michelle Erikson|
|the AMAZING John Gill|
"throwing" a pot cross section with paper and scissors
|the gang at lunch. (l-r, Kyle Carpenter, Mark Shapiro, Ron Philbeck, |
Brian R. Jones, Kristen Schoonover, and Karen Newgard)
|one of my favorite Gill moments. throwing a bowl on Shapiro's wheel.|
everyone stopped to watch!
|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
"Round and round we go, and where we stop nobody knows."
Here are some of the cups I packed to ship out today, I wanted to record these as they will be out of sight, and out of mind, soon and I found something in each that I wanted to save. To remember. Maybe in hopes that I would remember these qualities when I come back these forms again in the future.
Photographing the work has become easier and cheaper. But what is the cost to keep track of all of this stuff and why can't I find pictures that I actually need when asked by galleries? Is it in my iCloud? I'm sure there's an app to keep track of all these apps that hold various versions of these pics (or is it pix?) An app for an app for an app.
somewhere out there.
There are thousands of pictures on my various digital 'buckets' or 'bins' on this machine, or on various external hard drives, or saved on servers in some distant data center. Somewhere out there. Pity the archivist of the future. Which to save? Which to delete?
I'm not sure what I will do with all of these files and folders on the computer named "pottery" or "pots" or the very descriptive "pics". Go through them in my spare time?
meanwhile there is the work of the mind's eye,
the camera of the imagination.
i think I'll upload some of those pictures into some lumps of clay.
|11" tiles combed|
|favorite mug for this session (Bruce Gholson)|
|pots going to The Clay Studio in Philadelphia for upcoming show|
|jar with combing|
|oh, i can comb and incise!?!? little breakthroughs|
|red dirt test tiles for grass/weed ash glaze. exciting step.|
Thanks for your eyeballs. Later.
Summary: The roadtrip to and from Austin with Gwendolyn, pictures from Austin's Art of the Pot, a visit with an old friend, his family, and his Texas mob, the beginnings of summer vacation with the gals, visits with pottery donors for the NCPC Annual Auction, garden pictures, pictures from Evelyn's play, not to mention Evelyn and Lillian's dance performance, a broken down car, a new van, Cousins in Clay with Ron and Judith, Bruce and Samantha, and our visit to Starworks Ceramics in Seagrove and Star, NC, more pictures of the kids and their friends over for a campout. Oh, and the pictures I promised from the last firing.
In a nutshell, that's what was on that 16 GB "roll of film".
When I sat down to click clack this post out on ye olde keyboard I was a little struck down by the weight of wanting to share all of those stories and feeling slightly lame for not being a better blogger/reporter this past month. But now I feel a little better with the summary. I never want to promise that I will write about all that someday and never do it, that's really lame.
Finally to what I wanted to write about in the first place, before the preamble ramble. What I will share with you now is a bit of mower's pride.
It's what I call the "table" shot. You know the pic. The one of a potter's studio full of freshly made pots, (aka the 12 x 12 shot). But instead of rows of pots, I have windrows! I took these pictures immediately after finishing the the mowing spiral. The sun had just broken through dusky clouds. I couldn't quite capture the pride I had at the moment, but it's the kind of pride one has for overcoming technical, tactical, or physical shortcoming. Pride associated with taking something to the next level or sometimes just getting something/anything made or done! We all have our challenges, right?
So with the pride of a potter with a table of freshly turned potteries, here are a few pictures of last evenings mowings.
It's probably too late to make a long story short, but that's the gist of it.
For this evening, I have a few pots to decorate and glaze for Kyle's kiln.
Tomorrow, it's time to rake some hay. That is if the sun shines.
Spoiler: more scythe-talk may show up here on ye olde blogge! There's a lot of tall grass outside the studio! Consider yourself warned.
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(taken at Kline Pottery)
Maybe these handles are a bit large, but they're not coming off at this point. I'll try to get the next ones right. Seems to be any potters prayer. The rhythm of revision.
The pictures from the camera.
But you'll have to go here until Blogger has an easier way to upload pictures en masse.
Thanks for traipsing all over creation to see pictures. Don't you have pots you should be making? ;)
for the upcoming show, Teatime: Series 1: Teapots and Teacups
oops, no teacups...
my buddy Peter Karner made the cover!
I'm proud to see his beautiful pots.
It's a great issue.
David Ross, we have this shot of me making
my cover pot of the day
the rim of this cup gets a little bumped around while I flute the sides.
I guess I should mention that the cover pot is
one of my favorite cups given to me by
Michael Simon a few years ago.
it's there on my treadle wheel...
See this coffee break.
brad lail (l) and ron philbeck (r) at ron's place on wednesday
Ironically, with all of my new technology here at the Sawdust and Dirt HQ, I've been having a little trouble focusing on the tasks at hand. It is later than I think, there are most certainly some pots to make as my firing deadline approaches. Yet I haven't finished sharing some of my impressions of Colonial Williamsburg.
Well here are some more pictures of details around the colonial city.
Meanwhile I open a bag of earthenware! What!!
clip clop of treadle wheel
soft shhh-ing of cutting tool and soft clay
the train coming through its winding riverside tracks
wind blowing its warm summer breeze in the leaves behind me in the woods
late summer crickets
the buzz of bombardier winged creatures (see below)
In the early morning hours after midnight I had made up my mind to get all the handles on pitchers(2) and jug(1) and crock(1), get the feet and rims cut on the platters(6).
Not a bad list, but all of the tasks required attention and careful work. No ipod, no radio tonight. Just the wonderful sounds of the night. It struck me as I worked steadily and bleary eyed that at this time of the day(night) there weren't cars and trucks squealing as they navigated the turn on the new asphalt, the phone didn't ring, there wasn't an appointment to make. It was good focused time. Something I really needed. Here are some pictures.