Yesterday I went to see the exhibition in Eretz Israel Museam in Tel Aviv. It was very interesting to see. Many talents and beautiful work, surprising ideas, all laid out very well. I would be even happier if along side to ceramic art & design there would be a place to exhibit functional pottery ... maybe one day?
In any case it is delightful to see the high quality of Israeli ceramic artist. If you have a chance go and see.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Thursday, January 08, 2009
It's been a day of paper work summarising the past years incomes and expenses of the pottery - my main understanding from this process is that there is much more to be done in order to increase the income, and go beyond the level of just surviving. It has helped me come up with 3 main goals for the coming year:
1. Enhancing my teaching.
2. Participating in 2 more major fairs during the year, preferably during February and July (does anyone know of something good?)
3. Starting to market my products in Tel Aviv.
So, wish me luck...
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
I am still searching for the best shape of a bowl - open/closed, tall/short, with a foot or without. This bowl is getting close to the shape I want. I am a bit worried this process of searching is becoming more of an intellectual controlled process and less an intuitive and free one...
added 50% ash to the temmoku glaze - a very runny result. In this bowl the glaze stopped just in time, there is another bowl stuck to the shelf... If someone wants to experiment, I would recommend reducing the amount of ash systematical from 50%. I'll be happy to hear about results.
This was a first firing after some time. Many of the pots were special orders long due. The day of firing went well and the kiln reached the temperature without any problem. After opening the kiln it turned out to be not enough reduction for my liking. Here are some pictures: