Friday, 28 February 2020

Yes, but is it art?



I took some annual leave and went back to bed this morning.
I walked the dogs ,
Brushed my teeth ( yes I have all of my own) and pulled up my bra straps
I also collected my latest creations from pottery class
The bowls are from an artwork instillation I have been recently working on called  " fish" 
As you can see I am inspired by nature .....
Lol , and before of you get carried away, yes I am taking the piss out of myself.
The bowls are rustic to say the least  

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  1. Perfect for when you've made bouillabaisse.

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    1. I was thinking olives

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  2. Rustic, colorful, original.

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  3. The only thing that matters is that you are enjoying yourself John.

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  4. Do you think Albert might be interested in these bowls?

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  5. Just great! I would certainly have them on show. I have emailed someone about a 5 week ceramic course but not had a reply yet. Hope they are still doing it.

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  6. Barbara Anne3:01 pm

    Yes it's art but also there are no other bowls in the whole wide world exactly like these two fishy bowls you created from clay. Rejoice!

    The quilts I make are also one of a kind in the whole wide world as nobody has the exact same fabric stash I have. That makes me happy. :)

    Enjoy your time off!

    Hugs!

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    1. Barbara Anne9:27 pm

      I once heard this remark: "You're unique, just like everybody else!"

      So true. :)

      Hugs!

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  7. Quite frankly, I love those bowls.

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  9. Too funny John i just made a blog post showing my most recent attempt at painting then i saw the title to your post! lol LOVE these bowls ! The little fish are just perfect! .... Hey i tell myself some days you just need a 'mental health day'... :) Enjoy your day off! Hugs! deb

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  10. I get upset when I push publish and then see an error.
    Corrected . . .

    A “leave day” is always a good thing.
    Liking your “life in a fish bowl” pottery!

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  11. Those are awesome! If I saw those at the craft fair, I'd buy 'em.

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  12. I think they are lovely John and especially the aubergine rimmed one.Will you be selling your various wares this year at a village event for your holiday fund?x

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  13. They're wonderful!! Keep at it, John.

    Did you put water in them to see the fishies swimming?

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  14. I think those bowls are smashing.

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  15. I would happily eat from those bowls.
    Briony
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  16. As Good as Lucy Ries’

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  17. The bowls look nice. Good enough for dog food.

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  18. Hebelove4:30 pm

    I think they are absolutely perfect! x

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  19. I love them. Don't be so modest. They are pretty darned good.

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    1. Ones a gift for a doctor I work with

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  20. Heidi4:42 pm

    I think they're lovely. Just the sort of thing I'd go for rather than the mass produced sameness you see in the shops.
    About Dorothy and the daffodils yesterday, I don't know if you know but daffodils (bulbs, leaves, flowers) are poisonous to dogs. Hopefully she didn't actually swallow any of the petals.
    Also lily pollen is poisonous to cats, if it falls on to their fur and they lick it off.
    Have a lovely weekend.

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  21. Pulling up your bra straps and pottery? Will it be a pretty little dress with puff sleeves next as slowly you morph into Grayson Perry?

    LX

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  22. That pottery is definitely art - I love them.

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  23. And what is more - Grayson Perry started with experimenting so keep it up.

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    1. I'll have to get my pinifore dress on

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  24. I like your bowls.

    As to whether they are art, there have been some art installations that made me ask that, like the million pennies piled on the floor. That's it, just a million pennies. In a pile. On the floor.

    In my opinion, your bowls are a million times better!

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  25. i really like your bowls. they are so much better than any i ever made.

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    1. I'm starting the chess set very soon

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    2. John... please make two chess sets... I would order one.. My Dad was going to make me a chess set out of wood when I got him a lathe for his birthday one year... unfortunately he injured his hand and then got older and never made me one...I would love one.


      Jo in Auckland

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  26. Pottery is supposed to be rustic .... I tell you what, a friend of mine is a potter and, when I saw your photograph I thought you had bought some of her work .... they are very similar and she has been potting and teaching for over fifty years !!!! XXXX

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  27. They are lovely and arty. Have you been watching The Great Pottery Throw Down? It is on E4 on a Wednesday evening and repeated on CH4 on Sunday afternoon.

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    1. No the judge gets on my tits with his crying

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  28. They are charming and delightful! Like their creator!

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  29. Oh mr darcy !!!! I've come over all of a flutter

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  30. You are making it look easy.

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  31. Put some water in the bowls and Albert might try a spot of fishing ! X

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  32. They are lovely. The one on the left is especially beautiful.

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  33. They are lovely and definitely wee works of art. So much more art than the pile of bricks that made it to The Tate one year.

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  34. I think they’re great! You call them rustic ..I think you’re “ fishing “ for compliments

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  35. I like these a lot.

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  36. I really like those! A water bowl for Albert? You've actually kind of inspired me - I would like to look for a place where I could learn how to make pottery. I honestly think you have a real talent for this. -Jenn

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    1. The one on the left is a gift for a doctor I work with

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  37. Those are wonderful! You would pay a high price for those in a gift shop. They are most certainly art plus I know they were made with love!

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  38. Lovely wee bowls..good work, keep at it!

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  39. Fun, festive, fish bowls!

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  40. Art for sure and treasures because they are not mass produced, your doctor friend will be delighted.

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  41. Anonymous9:29 pm

    I wouldn't refer to these as rustic LOL.....I rather prefer to think of them as individually handcrafted with love. ;-). Beauties, both
    Susan M

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  42. I like them and wish I could create something as nice.

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  43. very nice; and yes, it IS art. you created it with your own hands.

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  44. I like the ones on the right especially -- they look so happy!

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  45. Are these Albert bowls ?
    I like them very much.
    parsnip

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  47. Let us know what Albert thinks of the fish.

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  48. That shed 'out back' would make a lovely little pottery! You obviously have talent.

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  49. The bowls are wonderful! So cute in the summer filled with olives and marinated mozzarella bits; radishes and butter; lemons and limes for the cocktail tray---not to hurt his feelings but they are too great to be bowls for Albert. [but then his bowl was ''to cute'' too.]

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  50. I don't think they can possibly be considered art as you haven't come up with some pretentious and meaningless twaddle about them.

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  51. And, yes, they’re art. You should see what I (with a degree in art) produced in my one attempt. I brought it to a thrift store 10 years ago. It’s probably still there!

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  52. The bowls are wonderful. How talented you are John. Singing, writing and now an artist. Hats off to you.

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  53. I love them. Actually, I would like too have one! Put me on your Christmas list. :)

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  54. I would love 4 of your bowls.... same size.... great for rice... please put me on your order list!!

    Jo in Auckland

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  55. To be fair John I would have bought your fat pony, I think it had real character and liked it a lot, the dishes are pretty but I think your talent lies in fat ponies - hope you might do a whole .. what's the word? herd? I just looked it up (sad) .. a string of ponies! think they would sell.

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