Sunday, September 01, 2013

Another wonderful segment of the Art of the Potter series videos

Here's another segment from the British video series on the Ceramic art of Great Britain. This one covers the work of Lucie Rie and Hans Coper and then the later break through work of the 60's and 70's, breaking with the Leach tradition - away from traditional wheel thrown work with quiet glazes, and the exploration of slab work,and  brighter colors and forms that probably made Leach cringe at the very least.

This is a wonderful series of videos - informative from a historical perspective with  lots of ceramic eye candy as well. I can't wait to play the next one!

I'm moving about more now and doing some cooking with Jim helping by getting some things ready for me. Yesterday I made nachos and margaritas and tonight I'm tackling a roast chicken dinner. I also hobbled outdoors to pick the serrano chiles and tomatoes for the nachos and green beans for tonight's dinner - so grateful that the healing is progressing at a good enough pace to permit me to do these things, particularly since boredom was really starting to get to me.

Hopefully in a few days I'll be able to get in the studio and sit down at my jewelry bench and start organizing that area. It's been years since I've done any silver work and it's going to be like starting from scratch. Guess I have to dig out some of my basic jewelry making books and do some reading, particularly about soldering, which at the moment totally eludes me. For instance, do I start to low melt solder and work up, or start with higher melt and work down. Each piece of jewelry will usually have about 3 grades of solder and for the life of me I can't remember the process. It really  has been a long time since I've done this- decades in fact!


  1. Thanks for the update. Don't over do it.

  2. Thanks Dennis. I'm packing myself pretty well and letting my body tell me when to slow down; and it does! LOL