Porn: Pot Preview, Mark Hewitt

Mark is amazing and has been long standing in my mind for an “artist” post on the blog. He runs a stellar apprentice program and makes great pots. I won’t get too into him here but will say that he has just put up a preview of the pots to be in his next sale- a nice bit of his website. If you are in North Carolina go to his sale! It would be a fun event to attend, people start lining up down the country road hours in advance to snag his pots!

Preview
Friday, August 27, 4pm – 7pm
(a chance to view the pots, no sales or reservations)

Sale Dates
Saturday, August 28,  9am – 5pm
Sunday, August 29,  noon – 5pm
and
Saturday, September 4,  9am – 5pm
Sunday, September 5,  noon – 5pm

Porn: Pots I just can’t get enough of. This suggestion was given sarcastically (or perhaps in all seriousness!!)  by a friend when I asked what would keep him interested in my blog. Oddly enough he hit the nail on the head. Blogs need eye candy- appropriate organismically lush pots posted under this category!

Porn: Thaddeus Powers

Yes that is his real name, the man has the power of pattern.

I set out to engage in the wonders of pattern on form during my residency at MMAQ. I feel that pattern and image so often ruins form and are therefore they are a daunting combination. For the two to work must be harmonious (although my thoughts on that point are changing). It certainly doesn’t phase Thaddeus.

Right now on his blog you can see his patterning technique! Look! Look!

I saw him first in a book, his website is glitchy (http://www.thaddeuspowersart.com/) but, he is still a powerful webman due to his blog (http://thaddeuspowersart.blogspot.com/).

Porn: Matt Long

Full Victory Pottery is Matt Long’s creation. Matt’s pots are to die for, especially the bottles.

Matt uses slip in such a lush fashion. It used to really bug me that he puts a huge “V” stamp on his cups, right in the middle. V for victory. Then one day I read an article in a back logged ceramics monthly about how he thinks every day making pots is his own personal victory and he named his practice as such to remind him of that joy… Now I don’t mind the V so much.

You have to love a man that makes “travel whisky flasks” as a production item and he soda fires, which is why I am studying here in Australia!

See more of his work and get to know him a bit better. http://www.fullvictory.com/

Porn Pots: Tammy Tomczyk Teapot

Quite literally porn. Could you imagine whipping this out at teatime?

Porn: Pots I just can’t get enough of. This suggestion was given by my friend Benji when I asked what would keep him interested in my blog. Oddly enough he hit the nail on the head. Blogs need eye candy- appropriate organismically lush pots will be posted!