19 December 2011

A Perfect Pot

Of course there is no such thing, but it is the striving that keeps me moving forward. 
18" tall...it's (still) my favorite from firing #11.
Vase with 4 Handles... 19" tall
Detail
4 Handled Platter...16" wide
I fear that many of my friends misinterpret that fact that I'm never really satisfied with my work. When we unload the kiln I seldom find the 'good' pots very interesting...they've done their job as they should...it's the things that don't come out right that are intriguing...it's the mishaps that present puzzles to be solved. It's one of the reasons that I needed to move from gas firing to wood...I'm a man who needs a problem to solve!

10 comments:

Hollis Engley said...

The standards just keep going up, don't they? Well, I guess they should. That's the way we all grow. Still, lovely pots here.

Dennis Allen said...

Very nice Dan. Have a Merry Christmas

Larry G said...

a lot of earth tones .. they ARE beautiful but just curious is it harder to do vibrant colors?

Tracey Broome said...

I think the only reason I work with clay is to solve problems! Ahhh, the perfection of imperfection, lovely pots, all of them!

smartcat said...

The problem pots are the ones that keep us exploring.....perfection is a moving goal post.

Happy Solstice!

brandon phillips said...

"Prolonged happiness is not a desirable state for artists; dissatisfaction is the pilot for further flight into the unknown where all artists should undertake their journeys. Contentment is the province of the dead." Owen Rye

Incognito said...

Definitely something to aspire to; my pots' shoulders are too thin and feet too wide, but I can hope.

Joe Troncale, MD said...

Beautiful, beautiful work.
Really great pots, Dan.

FetishGhost said...

I've come back over and over during the past few days to look at these Dan... You've really done it, These are breathtaking!

JBS said...

This is the Earth