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After Magritte

Ce n’est pas un plat de beurre (that’s what Google Translate has to say, at least….)

“Between 1926 and 1938 René Magritte (Belgian, 1898–1967) developed key strategies and techniques to defamiliarize the familiar—to make, in his words, “everyday objects shriek aloud.” During this period of intense innovation he was closely aligned with the Surrealist movement, and his work of these years constituted an important new approach to Surrealist art.

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Art

Doll Moulds cont'd and Talking Sticks

Still playing around with the doll moulds.  What would you use this for?  A creepy egg cup?  Shooter glass?  Herb pot?

Another head that will probably become a Talking Stick – the face is still too clean looking; I need to do some scarification on it. 87 more words

Clay

Klara, age 7 wins our March pottery of the month!

All the staff at Doodles absolutely loved this plate. Klara’s inventive use of trees and pine cones in repetition makes a beautiful pattern. We hope she will use her winning voucher to come back and paint some more wonderful pottery. 22 more words

Glazing

As you may know, I have been working a lot on the glazing process of ceramics.  Last week I went over the steps you take to make test tiles, and why making test tiles for glazes samples is so important. 702 more words

How To

my pottery mojo

When CP was three weeks old, I started the next pottery class. I knew I was exhausted, but my dear pottery teacher gave me a slight nudge. 190 more words

Galloway, Kline, & Kieffer on Tales of a Red Clay Rambler


Fellow potter Ben Carter has a wonderful podcast, Tales of the Red Clay Rambler, that I love and listen to regularly featuring studio potters and “culture makers” from around the world. 159 more words

Pottery