We have a lot of shelves in the studio, filled with all kinds of things, even other potters who come into our spaces comment on the organization. It’s hard to believe it looks organized to anyone.
With whatever wall space that is still there, that is taken up with whatever……..take a look…..
This is above Sue’s wedging table. She has a list of the Clay Weights of all the pottery she makes.
| On the very top is a poem Sue wrote.“A child’s boots stick in the mud
Puddles dry and crack
Images whirl pas on a long bus ride
Fodder for a future potters dreams”Below that are the sayings that Sue
writes on her Goblets.
|This I’ve shown before in the blog, they are Henna designs that Sue keeps up to inspire her new “Multicultural” design pottery.|
I work out thoughts on large pieces of newsprint, then hang them around the studio while I think about them.
Behind that drawing on the left this paper hat is pinned to the wall. It was worn by me as “Teach” in American Buffalo.
Says it All
When I use to get the Sunday Times I would cut out pictures and words all the time. One time I made an art piece out of a bunch of word strips from the Art Section of the Times and entered it into a show, got an honorable mention.
Family photos and a Christmas picture from a very young CJ
Charcoal on newsprint idea
| I have some whimsical cut-outs on my walls. The kid on the left has the caption, “This is Art?”
Of course I always have something to do.
This is a pen and ink drawing from a couple of photographs I took in Vietnam.
A older girl carries her sister and a boy squats near a wall. A school bag is
on the ground and parts of a bicycle.
For me it’s so emblematic of all wars.
I don’t dwell on it, but it was so pivotal an experience for me,
I want it to help shape my thoughts even forty plus years later.
Thanks for looking at our Studio Walls