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computer generated scene

How do I make content about the time I live in? Especially when I work with mud and glass in a volcano fire?

Here’s another attempt. I printed a computer generated scene (by me) on a ceramic tile. Macramé holds the tile onto a clay body.

A glass tube (test tube) making the work a bud vase or incense burner, stands in the middle of the ware.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Victorians misrepresented life

Computer ceramic tiles. Kurt Vonnegut said it: “I think that novels that leave out technology misrepresent life as badly as Victorians misrepresented life by leaving out sex.”

But here I am playing with mud and sending it to the volcano. ‘Not misrepresenting’ is a riddle I hope to solve. Or if I can’t solve it to make progress? Is getting it half right worth it?

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Triangle as a geometric form

A multipart pottery ordering. Each triangular bowl could hold sauces or nuts or other condiments.

I started with a pie slice plastic container. I liked the triangle as a geometric form. Some designer working in autocad made the container as strong as possible with the least amount of material. It gave the bottom of the plastic and thus the clay ridges for strength (I guess).

I alternated porcelain and production clays to emphasize the six part sequence.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Porcelain, celadon (cone 6 so not really)

At first I didn’t like the five short stripes which are on the far side. Now I do.

Porcelain, celadon (cone 6 so not really). I just cannot get into the whole chemistry thing.

I did watch ‘glaze of our lives’ but that’s as much as I want to know – and I forgot a lot already.

I was finishing the last of the small triangular bowls and had clay left over.  This bow is the result. It is only a few inches wide in the bowl part. The wings spread out in excited free play.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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