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Forget everything sucks for 7 minutes and watch these ceramics masters make pots

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posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 09:00 PM
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I had no idea pottery could be like this. I feel much better after watching this video.
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posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 09:12 PM
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posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 09:20 PM
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a reply to: ZeroReady

That was a very relaxing video, i particularly liked the 2nd one. It was beautiful and skilled.



posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 09:34 PM
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a reply to: ZeroReady

Amazing. Beautiful. Thanks, you just made my day right there.



posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 09:52 PM
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There is nothing like watching a master artisan plying his trade. Dedication to practice is the only way to become a master, wether it's pottery, wood, metal, or music, i will never get bored of watching and learning. Great find. Thanks.


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posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 09:56 PM
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Wow! I can be quite crafty, but If I attempted pottery, it would be all uneven and falling apart. LOL I LOVED this vid! Truly talented people out there!



posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 10:04 PM
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Probably one of the most relaxing/inspiring things I've watched.



posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 10:15 PM
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I agree. I throw pottery myself on the wheel. The feel of the clay in your hands, the rotation of the wheel as the clay takes shape under your fingers....it is a magical thing to take a lump of clay and in a short time (sometimes seconds), it morphs into a recognizable form. And believe it or not, sometimes the clay itself does not want to go into certain shapes. It fights you, and you have to "convince it" to move and stay a certain way.

Then firing it its an entirely different set of emotions as you cannot predict nor control what the flame/heat in the kiln will do to the work. There are hot areas, cool areas, swirling eddies of heat, flame, and outgassing that are hidden from us inside. The fire decides how it will kiss the work, and only when we let it cool and open the kiln do we know if the fire gods were happy or disappointed in us by the shear quality of its own work on our pieces graced under it's presence.

It is one of my multitude of relaxation hobbies.

A few examples of my work:




edit on 10/30/2014 by Krakatoa because: Added a few photo examples of my work.



posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 10:27 PM
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Relaxing and Delicious



posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 10:27 PM
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Relaxing and Delicious



posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 10:30 PM
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a reply to: Krakatoa

I bet it's an expensive hobby. You should share some pics with us. I'd love to see your work.



posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 10:30 PM
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originally posted by: zazzafrazz
Relaxing and Delicious


Zazz, please don't eat the pottery. Hands her cookies.



posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 10:32 PM
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a reply to: Night Star
It can be, but, only as much as you want. The most expensive piece is the wheel (if you go electric). I designed and built my own propane fired kiln using spare scrap I gathered. I sell some of the pieces off too, enough to balance of some of my expenses.

As for pics, re-read my post above. I read your mind.


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posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 10:34 PM
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OOOOH, wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing that!!




posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 10:38 PM
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Best pottery porn since Ghost hands down!




posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 10:42 PM
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originally posted by: Lysergic
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Best pottery porn since Ghost hands down!



Yeah, but, "she's doing it wrong"



posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 10:46 PM
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If anyone wants to learn how throw, there is an EXCELLENT instructor on YouTube. His name is Simon Leach. He comes from the :each family in the UK. His G-father was the famous David Leach that basically "wrote the modern book on all things pottery". I encourage you to visit and watch at least one of his throwing videos. They are so instructional without being like in a "class". He lives in the U.S. now and is IMO the best instructor of this that I have ever experienced.

Simon Leach YouTube Channel



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 02:39 AM
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Alright,I will tell you about my experience with clay. Its a funny story from years ago.

I was in 7th grade art class and they shoved 4 desks together so they were facing each other and we were in 'groups'. This guy that sat across from me I'll call "Bob", used to tease me without end. We would end up in arguments from it. It all came to a head one day in art class when Bob,wouldnt leave me alone. I was working with my clay trying to make a vase for my mother,and he was making a clay watering pot for his. Now mind you Bob had done a wonderful job on his,and mine wasn't too shabby either. But during the argument I ended up putting my fist through Bob's watering pot. Yeah I know,it was a mean thing to do. But I was 12 and feeling my oats and wanted to end the fight with Bob.

Anyway, he had this really sad look on his face,and then I felt bad about the whole thing. Then he smashed my vase. The clay flew. The teacher had to finally break us up. I turned to Bob and said ( I had been calling his watering pot a stomach due to its shape)"aww,Bob has an upset stomach!" Okay I was a bitch I know. But it was funny at the time.

Anyway,Bob redoubled his efforts and made the watering pot all over again. I don't think he ever forgave me for that. I just said the heck with it to myself and threw a simple half formed little pot together and that was it.

I still have my little pot,and you would never guess that I made it after I made a cat out of clay when I was 6. The cat looked by far better,lol.

Anyway,I guess I got turned off by clay after that,though I have at times thought of doing it again.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 04:00 AM
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I really enjoyed that! Brought back old memories of throwing some pots as a youngster on a holiday to England.


I watched this video the other day, very similar, quite relaxing to watch an artisan at work. I can just imagine the smells of the wood chips as they turn to dust but reveal the bowl inside.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 05:54 AM
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You should try your hand at pottery again. This time, don't fight with boys. LOL



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