...imagination bodies forth the forms of things unknown [Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream]
A blog of discovering clay. A chance to explore the philosophy and practicalities of twenty-first century pots. A collection of leads for my students and myself.
antigonefunkymonkey asked: hey, is there any way i can buy something from this blog? is there any online shop??
This blog (fired earth) contains work by many brilliant ceramic artists from around the world. There is almost always a credit to the person, or else the originator of the image. With a bit of research you should be able to find the artist. Some are available at galleries, Etsy shops, or may be available direct from the artist. A very small portion of the work on this blog is made by me. I don’t have an Etsy shop, but I might be able to arrange sales of my work by post, or if you are in Sydney, you can see my work at a gallery here. Please make the effort to buy handmade ceramics. They are fabulous contemplation pieces, will give you a lifetime of beauty, and you will make a ceramic artist very happy as well.
Beautifully said, fired-earth.
Welcome, new divers! I like to take a sounding before diving into a session of classes. What matters about clay to you? What makes your work matter? How has that changed since you started?
I want us clay artists - sculptors, potters, non-definables - to make the very best work we’re capable of. I want us to value the strong work we do, and the failures that set the stage for the next discovery.
I want us to build community - we need each other, and we need to connect more with non-artists.
I want us to build awareness - those who do not make art can benefit from what we’re learning on the frontlines of creativity. They can find solace and inspiration in our work and insight in our innovative approaches.
I want us humans to remember our tactility, our infinitely nuanced senses, this neurological masterwork that immerses us in our natural, tactile, irrefutably 3-dimensional world. Those of us who work in clay have a great vantage point to work from when it comes to touch, heft, tooth, texture, curve, ring, thump, splat.
A full and prosperous new year for you all, divers!