A Trip Down Memory Lane - Pots from My Past

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Re: A Trip Down Memory Lane - Pots from My Past

Post  bumblebee on Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:15 pm

Dale,

When are you going to post more of your work?

Libby

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Post  Luis Fontanills on Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:43 pm

Hi Dale,
I thought that if I was to start up again in ceramics a summation of what I had done was a good way to start. I've now reabsorbed what had been, and with the passage of time to give me more objectivity, I am ready to begin a new phase.

To me bonsai, and almost any artform is essentially a solitary process, so I stopped going to the local bonsai club long ago. I work in a variety of art and architecture media, so each one informs the next, and in order to concentrate my mental energies, may leave one form of expression for extended periods of time. Architecture is my primary expression and livelihood.

BTW: Dale, I've been reviewing your excellent work and will comment directly on your threads in the near future.

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Re: A Trip Down Memory Lane - Pots from My Past

Post  bumblebee on Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:18 am

Please forgive me for hyjacking your thread. I should have opened a new thread to ask about Dale's pots. I look forward to seeing all the beautiful pots here, even more than the trees we put in them. In my mind, the trees often complete the pot! Your pots are quite beautiful, as are those made by the other masters on this forum.

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Raw Glazing - applying glazes on dry greenware (unfired)

Post  Luis Fontanills on Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:41 am

BTW: All of my pots from day one have been RAW GLAZED - I apply, with brushes, the glazes on fully dry greenware (no bisque firing). I have never encountered any problem with this procedure. How many of you have used this technique.

P.S.
Libby,
Thanks for the compliment, and apology accepted.

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Re: A Trip Down Memory Lane - Pots from My Past

Post  Morea on Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:15 am

Dear Luis

" I work in a variety of art and architecture media, so each one informs the next, and in order to concentrate my mental energies, may leave one form of expression for extended periods of time."

Thank You very much for this sentence !
I agree ,because in order to develop in art forms its neccesarie to work in variety "s.

The slabbuilding , opens many new possibilities in shape, as wheelthrowing is
bounded mostly to round shapes.
Slabbuilding is also a different clay feeling,for me more intence as throwing.
Would like tho show You a picture of a pot i made without
changing Your threat in another direction .
Slabbuilt and inspired on my Dutch cultural inheretence of "de Stijl " >> Mondriaan

The glazing on the fully greenware , i did it always.
Except when i had made very thin porcelaine sculptures.
Glazing on raw claybody was different , the claybody raw is more closed
with all concequentions that can occure.
The only problem i bumped up sometimes was that when the glaze
was to thick , it would fall off during dry-ing.
It was with each different claybody and each different glaze a cohesion balance.
Kind regards
Morea

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Re: A Trip Down Memory Lane - Pots from My Past

Post  Luis Fontanills on Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:27 am

Hi Morea,
Thank you for your thoughtful response. I like your slab built pot, and like you, also like 'de Stijl' movement in architecture, furniture and painting. There is no doubt that some slab building is in my future.

You are correct in defining raw glazing as clay that has not yet dried, though I have seen some articles that describe any glazing on clay before firing as raw glazing. Maybe the term 'Once Fired Ceramics' would be more precise.

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Re: A Trip Down Memory Lane - Pots from My Past

Post  Tony on Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:10 pm

Hi Luis, I do believe that this is one of the pots I had from you Very Happy



You should get potting again... lots of inspiration here Rolling Eyes

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Re: A Trip Down Memory Lane - Pots from My Past

Post  Luis Fontanills on Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:02 pm

Hi Tony,
Thanks for the encouragement; and I do believe this is one, previous post, that I sent you.

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Re: A Trip Down Memory Lane - Pots from My Past

Post  Luis Fontanills on Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:06 pm

A little jewel - 3.5" (9 cm) across - yellowish glaze.

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Re: A Trip Down Memory Lane - Pots from My Past

Post  Rob Kempinski on Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:32 am

Luis Fontanills wrote:A little jewel - 3.5" (9 cm) across - yellowish glaze.

I have a small version of this - I believe the number 3 is on the bottom.

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Virtual Bonsai Pot Design

Post  Luis Fontanills on Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:51 pm

Hi Rob,
Yes you have one with a similar glaze and clay body. The 3 refers to 2003; I signed them in cursive LF and the date, the earliest pots from 2000 just have LF.

Here is a Virtual Bonsai Pot Design by me, with a Buttonwood (Conocarpus Erectus) by Jarbas in South Florida. Both the tree and the pot are unconventional, but create a very modern composition. After many years I still like this; some of my new work will follow this direction.


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Re: A Trip Down Memory Lane - Pots from My Past

Post  littleart-fx on Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:18 pm

Hello Luis and readers,.....just the first thing that sprang to my mind,.....
And sorry for messing up your work Luis,..... Embarassed



Like them pots and thoughts you share, keep on or start potting i would say!

grtzz, Machiel.

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Re: A Trip Down Memory Lane - Pots from My Past

Post  Luis Fontanills on Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:11 pm

Machiel, Yes the De Stilj influence fits. As I pointed out to Morea, as an architect/artist, I have always appreciated it.

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