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Imageimapigeon
Feb 21, 2010 6:20 PM CST
Name: Janet
Gilroy, CA
Set of shallow bowls, fired at C6.

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Imagege1836
Feb 22, 2010 6:02 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
NY State
Verynice bowls.
I was a studio potter from 1971 to 1998 and have many pics of what I did.
There were periods when I wasnt that creative and I am not thrilled with the peices but took pictures anyway. We had to send slides for jurying to get into shows.
I also had a period in the 80's where I did sculpyure as well as functional piece. The sculpture was mostly for wholesale but as I have a background in sculpture I was happiest with claywork whild designing and making sculptures.
http://picasaweb.google.com/jgentle4/POTTERY#
Imagege1836
Feb 22, 2010 6:17 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
NY State
I am an AA type personality and from year to year I would over produce.
Each spring and at Holiday time I would have a studio sale and sell everything by the pound.
I would weigh a casserole, judge what it would wholesale for and how much it weighed.That would be the weight per pound for everything.It was very popular needless to say as lighter weight decorated plates and bowls woulb less than wholesale.
Imageimapigeon
Feb 22, 2010 11:11 AM CST
Name: Janet
Gilroy, CA
Wow, those are some nice pieces! I especially love the jars with the walnut lids---did you make the lids, too?
Great idea selling by the pound---what a fun idea!!
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Imagege1836
Feb 22, 2010 11:47 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
NY State
When my father retired he tought himself to turn wood on the laithe.
His simple practice pieces were so wonderful I made a pact with him to design jars and lamps using his wood pieces as accents. I was so tired of having my ideas and designs ripped off by other craftsmen I thought they would never be able to master the wood craft much less deal with sawdust in the clay studio. It was a 20 year partnership.
Imageimapigeon
Feb 22, 2010 12:00 PM CST
Name: Janet
Gilroy, CA
That must have been a wonderful experience for both of you! My nephew is going to get my FIL's lathe in a few months. I don't know what his skill level is, but I think maybe I'll ask him if he'd be interested in collaborating on some projects I have in my head!
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Imagezenpotter
Feb 26, 2010 12:18 PM CST
Name: Pauline
Minneapolis, MN
This is from a series I am making on feet, it seems shoes have crept in as well. I love the toes on these.

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Imagege1836
Feb 26, 2010 3:54 PM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
NY State
love those
Are they cast
Imagezenpotter
Feb 26, 2010 5:52 PM CST
Name: Pauline
Minneapolis, MN
No they are coil built.
Imageimapigeon
Feb 26, 2010 5:57 PM CST
Name: Janet
Gilroy, CA
Show the wellies, show the wellies!!!!
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Imagezenpotter
Feb 26, 2010 6:29 PM CST
Name: Pauline
Minneapolis, MN
The wellies. My DH just did some new photos that are better than the ones I posted on another site.

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Imagege1836
Feb 26, 2010 6:41 PM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
NY State
Nice coil building.The wellies are sweeet
Imageimapigeon
Feb 26, 2010 7:14 PM CST
Name: Janet
Gilroy, CA
Wow, I love how you even did textured soles---I didn't notice that in the DG photo!

OK, you've inspired me to spiral-coil inside one of my half-sphere molds. We'll see tomorrow if it's worth doing the other half or not!
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Imagezenpotter
Feb 26, 2010 7:21 PM CST
Name: Pauline
Minneapolis, MN
The other photo didn't show the bottom. This is a much nicer photo. I do have to admit my DH is better with a camera than I am.
Imageimapigeon
Feb 26, 2010 7:24 PM CST
Name: Janet
Gilroy, CA
You make the feet---have him take the photos!
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Imagezenpotter
Feb 26, 2010 8:43 PM CST
Name: Pauline
Minneapolis, MN
That is what I keep telling him.
ImageTrish
Mar 14, 2010 5:17 PM CST
Name: Trish Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX
Helper and Wife of the Cubit Master
Wow- you all are soooo talented!!!

Dave and I would both love to learn. It is on our "some-day-to-do" list.

Meanwhile, I sure do enjoy pottery!!

My grandfather worked at the oldest pottery in TN for a long long time. In fact, his picture is/was? in the TN history books working with his clay. Somehow along the line, almost all of the family pottery has disappeared. However, every time I go back, I get some hand thrown pottery for my own collection. It isn't family heirloom of course, but anything hand made is still special to me.

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Imageimapigeon
Mar 14, 2010 6:36 PM CST
Name: Janet
Gilroy, CA
Hmmmm.....I should start a forum of historical work here. A couple of years ago, I spent a whole day at Union Station in LA taking photos of tiles. Do you have any pictures of your grandfather and/or his work that you could post?
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ImageTrish
Mar 14, 2010 7:24 PM CST
Name: Trish Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX
Helper and Wife of the Cubit Master
I found it online, actually :) Photos were pretty rare in the hills of TN back then. The person in this picture was never named, but I remember when I first saw the pic in my history book- I couldn't believe it! The same picture hung in my grandmother's house (Grandpa had already passed away). I guess I was in 4th grade or so. That's when I got the full story from family members.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ec/Southern-...

I think there are 4 pieces left (that I know of), and I don't have any, nor pics. One of those messed up family issues....It's called Blue Ridge Pottery. It has it's highs and lows as far as collectible goes.

I'm really hoping that I'll get a piece or two of Blue Ridge from the family, even if it is not grandpa's...(other members collect it as well) but I'm not interested in feuds, so I pretty much stay out of it!

Maybe I should just ebay- Rolling on the floor laughing
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Imageimapigeon
Mar 14, 2010 8:17 PM CST
Name: Janet
Gilroy, CA
Nice photo to be able to pull up whenever the mood strikes---and how cool to have seen it in your history book in school! I just googled the pottery, and there seem to be quite a few antique dealers out there who sell it online. Pretty designs, and of course I like the blue and white best....
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