This is an incredible video of a Russian potter drawing on a large potter’s wheel with wet slip. At first I thought it was a shallow bowl but the caption at Colossal says otherwise. Brilliant.
I highly recommend zooming this out to full screen, it’s mesmerizing.
My flickr contact Ilona, a French ceramicist has posted a wonderful image of some rake ornaments she made. Spectacular work.
I made and collected a lot of “things” when I was a potter in the late ’70s. If you click on this image it will take you to the flickr page on the picture and as you point to the different objects popup notes will give you a bit more info on them.
In the near future I’m going to set up a macro stand and retake pictures of objects like these with a newer setup and see what they’re like. If anything comes of it I’ll post the pictures here.
The box that contains these old shards contains many others and it’s like finding an old Joseph Cornell box looking through it. It’s a snapshot of a life I have not thought about all that much for over 30 years but which has been preserved through these objects which each has a story. Of course, remembering those stories is another “story.”