Thursday, May 27, 2010

clay.

i l o v e clay in the greenware state . . . when it is still called "clay." after it is fired, is when it turns into "pottery." i just realized that this must be why i have always (subliminally?) called myself a "clay artist" rather than a "potter." and as all of my potter friends will attest to, i don't even really like pottery. i know, strange, but true. all of my pottery posse are true potter's potters and really into pottery and the whole pottery scene. but as usual, i am a bit of an outcast. i've always been the black sheep. which must be why i love sheep so much . . . but that is a whole other story.

7 comments:

Linda Fahey said...

I'm with you Rae - and it's funny you mention the greenware thing; I always wish my work could stay green. Even when I see pictures of the pieces in greenware, I like it better than when complete!

best - linda

rae dunn. said...

i KNOW ! my work looks BEST green. how can we stop it from going any farther ?! greenware glaze ?

FetishGhost said...

I love greenware because it seems to glow with possibility, unburdened by a final commitment.

POUKÉ said...

why do you call it green ? it looks grey, and I love grey......

ang said...

hehehe...brilliant!

rae dunn. said...

pouké, "greenware" is just what unfired clay items are called, it has nothing to do with the color ! "green" probably referring to 'young' or 'not matured' ?! (i LOVE grey too !)

Vicki Wenderlich said...

Ah FetishGhost you said it, for me it is the potential that makes the greenware special, it has a haze of possibilities over it like double vision.

Rae, I love your self-label of "clay artist" rather than potter! I'd never thought of that, but it works.