Clay and Pottery

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Clay and Pottery

Post  peter krebs on Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:46 am

That clay is malleable in its plastic consistency is its most elementar feature. From the wheel technique and slab technique to the earliest pottery method, the coil technique, clay can be shaped according to your wishes. There are no limits to the imagination.




Clay resources in surface mining, the clay is one foot beneath the surface.

All potters have something in common, they have to subordinate to the demands of the material and to the rules that determine the art of pottery. Earth, water, fire and air are the elements with which a potter must harmonise.

The ideas that precede the design of a container and the creative hand movements are the personal signature of each potter.

Beginners have diverse reasons for getting into pottery as it seems so easy. It is quite easy to make a nice pot from ready to use clay but it is less easy if you are a little ambitious to get over the stadium of handicraft work and don't settle for mediocre results.

This is the beginning of a bonsai potter and the studies go on for life! This is the true secret of the art, when even the most plain pot has a well balanced shape in the viewpoint of bonsai aesthetics, and this determines its real value.



The consistency of the clay and the firing temperature destine the quality of a good pot. Here are some examples of great Asian pottery art.









Peter Krebs

Photographs: Pot archive Peter Krebs

Translation: Heike van Gunst

Best regards
Peter

peter krebs
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Clay and Pottery

Post  landerloos on Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:44 am

One day I have to try to make a pot or 2

Peter

landerloos
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Clay and Pottery

Post  peter krebs on Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:11 am

Hello Peter,

if your heart wants it, YES Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

regards
Peter

peter krebs
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Clay and Pottery

Post  landerloos on Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:08 am

Mein hertz will das schon lange zeit.

My hart already want to try it for a long time.

Peter

landerloos
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Clay and Pottery

Post  Stone Monkey on Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:37 am

Peter

Be warned though once you start it is more addictive than Bonsai affraid

Hope you had a good weekend with Mr T, I am following your other thread

Regards

Andy

Stone Monkey
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Clay and Pottery

Post  landerloos on Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:42 am

Stone Monkey wrote:Peter

Be warned though once you start it is more addictive than Bonsai affraid

Hope you had a good weekend with Mr T, I am following your other thread

Regards

Andy

Are not all hobbys addictive Andy?
I already have a lot of addictions, bonsai and companionplants not to forget my koi and ofcourse my wife hehe Cool
I had a blast with the english pirate, he tried to call you one evening!

Regards
Peter

landerloos
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Clay and Pottery

Post  NeilDellinger on Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:53 am

For the first time, I attempted to make small pots last night. A member of our bonsai club brought clay for all members to use. I made three accent pots.....

The creative possibilities are endless and it was extremely enjoyable. I have no kiln; but I will buy clay this winter and make a few of my own pots. My 7 yr old son is sure to have fun as well.

Peter, thank you for sharing again as usual!

Neil

NeilDellinger
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Clay and Pottery

Post  Sponsored content Today at 2:18 pm


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum