Monday, May 5, 2014

Thoughts about writing a blog

Stage 1
painting while listening to Guy Barash
TalkBack IV @ Turtle Bay Music School
4 June 2013
Piano: Kathleen Supové

For a very long time I am thinking about the nature of this blog, should it be about the pottery I am doing, or as I was planning in its early days, also about everything else I am doing like painting, writing, crocheting, cooking etc. Should it be professional and focused, or a place to write about whatever I am thinking, and want to share. Should it be in English which isn't my mother tongue, or both Hebrew and English. I really do not want anyone to use the Google translator for understanding what I am writing about, especially because there is a huge gap between what is written and the translation of it.
Should it be merely a photo based blog, which is also a problem because lately I find it very difficult and frustrating to upload directly from Ipad or cellphone (which are the 2 devices I use during studio hours); or even uploading photos that have been taken with them, as they sometimes appear upside down without a way to correct, sometimes a whole post suddenly disappears when I am trying to upload a photo... Therefore,  lately I have been giving up many posts I wanted to post.

a few of the Stage 1 paintings on my working table


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Thread, Clay, and Memories

bee mix clay with free hand sgraffito decoration on top of hand made doily (scheme from Japanese magazine)

Crochet is what I am doing while resting... I got this passion from my mother who used to knit on her knitting machine and crocheting through the nights.  I still  remember her patiently crocheting little doilies with tiny metal hook, reading the schemes from German and Japanese magazine.
No wonder I have this love in my system too, and lately I have got into that Doilies- Mania as well, especially after I realized how beautiful it looks with my pottery decoration, and understanding its source...

stoneware white clay with freehand sgraffito on top of hand made crochet doily

amazing to find out how my sgraffito decoration rooted in my "crochet-memory"

white stoneware plate with free hand sgraffito decoration on top of hand made  pineapple crochet doily

brown clay with free hand sgraffito, and colored hand made doilies 

brown clay with free hand sgraffito decoration on top of little yellow cotton  hand made doilies

one of a kind little vase, free hand sgraffito decoration on top of cotton hand made doily

little stoneware bowls with sgraffito leaves decoration on top of hand made doily

Monday, April 15, 2013

Spring colors

sgraffito carving on white stoneware

these are all relatively large bowls and plates, this one is about 30cm diameter.

sgraffito, 38cm

this is the one i like best, its colors are amazingly emerge from one to the other in beautiful range of hues.
I am really happy with the results of this kiln.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

It was such a pleasure to open the kiln and find all these pots shining out like gems
(not forgetting the way they were decorated with one broken finger)

they're all made of light brown clay,  decorated with colored slip, and were cut in sgraffito style.

These days, a new series of large bowls is getting its decoration, with new variations of 3 different 
rainbow like hues, sgraffito as well.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

work must goes on

trying to work with broken right finger

Monday, October 29, 2012

Bowls, Jars, and other Containers


I am in the mood of making Jars,
Jar = Container

What is a container?

A containment metaphor is an ontological metaphor in which some concept is represented as:
          having an inside and outside, 
capable of holding something else.

"Ontological Metaphors are metaphors that give shape to abstract concepts and even contribute to the structure of Primary Metaphors.  CONTAINER is one of those metaphors."

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