The Best of Sawdust and Dirt
A record of the goings on around Michael Kline Pottery!
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Here is a behind the scenes look at just a small fraction this year’s stellar collection of yunomi at CLAYAKAR.COM 👉@clayakar👈Do you recognize any of the potters? I made a pilgrimage to Iowa City, Iowa after the St. Croix Pottery Tour last weekend, to visit Sanjay and Jigna Jani, the folks who brought you the gold standard of online pottery exhibition, AKAR Design. Their annual Yunomi Invitational has been wildly successful and this year’s collection will be splendidly available at 10 a.m. CST. Some of the pieces can be seen in 360°! Because of several scheduling conflicts, this will be the first year i will be absent from the show. 😔 (but I guarantee i will be there clicking through hundreds of cups by 180 potters)
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Will Ruggles of Rock Creek Pottery demonstrated this rope impression technique in a workshop at the Penland School in 1989. I wasn't officially in the class, I was a freeloader. I had legitimately taken the previous workshop with Michael Simon and decided to loiter for a few days and peek in on the Ruggles/Rankin workshop. I slept on the couch at the Pines dining hall and sat in on demos for a few days. Different times back then. The rope is a short section of clothesline that is dampened and rolled with as even pressure as you can finesse from rim to center of the pot. Every couple rows there is a need to do a short row because rthe overlap that occurs. The overlapping forms an overall spiral.
A little movie about a little pot! This snippet was taken from a recent live stream on Periscope. I have been playing around with it and another streaming app called Meerkat. If you would like to see more let me know. Follow me on periscope (@klineola) and on meerkat my username is michaelkline. There is a growing number of potters doing their thing on these streams, @timseeclay @shinygbird @redfoxpottery @artbyfuzzy @corisandlerpottery among them. If you stream, leave a comment here with which service you use as well as your username. Now just jam ON it!