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Kelly Kessler

...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.



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Seems like this approach to deco could translate easily to pots. Start with a simple cross as the starting point to a grid. Extend it out a bit with a series of dots to indicate the evenly spaced intersections. Experiment with joining them with a variety of curves and flourishes.
The fact that the source is a prayer, a meditation, an opportunity to welcome prosperity makes it all the more relevant to utilitarian pots for me.
buddhabrot:

Kolam is a form of sand painting that is drawn using rice powder by female members of the family in front of their home. It is widely practiced by Hindus in South India. A kolam is a sort of painted prayer - a line drawing composed of curved loops, drawn around a grid pattern of dots. Kolams are thought to bestow prosperity to homes. 

Seems like this approach to deco could translate easily to pots. Start with a simple cross as the starting point to a grid. Extend it out a bit with a series of dots to indicate the evenly spaced intersections. Experiment with joining them with a variety of curves and flourishes.

The fact that the source is a prayer, a meditation, an opportunity to welcome prosperity makes it all the more relevant to utilitarian pots for me.

buddhabrot:

Kolam is a form of sand painting that is drawn using rice powder by female members of the family in front of their home. It is widely practiced by Hindus in South India. A kolam is a sort of painted prayer - a line drawing composed of curved loops, drawn around a grid pattern of dots. Kolams are thought to bestow prosperity to homes. 

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