Friday, March 12, 2010

Reflections

We were looking at some photographs that we took in the morning during the last snow here in Seagrove, contemplating the composition, colors, and reflections. We look at and are inspired by similar scenes, feelings, and emotions that painters are, but instead of painting what is in our minds eye, we make our art and express ourselves through mugs, bowls, pitchers, vases.....Functional every day objects. It is interesting and very challenging to be in the position of trying to bring out some of these feelings/memories to an everyday object. I think potters have an important place in today's world. We can bring texture and visual/tactile sensations that the owner of the object can enjoy and share.

The oldest ceramic object known, excavated in 1925, was the Venus of Dolni Vestonice from Czechoslovakia which dated back to 23,000-27,000 BC. The first pot made is thought to be from the Joman Period in Japan. The first Joman pottery shards from a single vessel has been dated at 16,500BC. (Info extracted from the article "World's First Pottery Created in Joman, Japan")

There is something magical about viewing life upside down.

3 comments:

Michael Kline said...

These pictures are amazing, Cousins!!!It's also incredible to think that what we do is some result from the first fired objects 27000 years(maybe more)ago.

cindy shake said...

Beautiful photos -the color palette is very inspiring...

barb jensen said...

Too clever, love the upside down photos. Nice post.