Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Fini! Well Almost...



Today, we jump to the signing of the piece  before firing.  Hope you've enjoyed getting to watch Wade Oliver at work. What an artist!

24 comments:

Tash said...

Perfection of creations by Mr. Oliver! V. - you've really captured the essence and the real beauty of the man and his work.

Thérèse said...

The calice (is it one?) in front of Mr Oliver is really good looking.
Virginia you peeked!

Bibi said...

Nice, nice. I want one!

Olivier said...

j'aime bien la dernière photo, ne pas oublier la signature de l'artiste.

I like the last photo, do not forget the signature of the artist.

Château-Gontierdailyphoto said...

I really love your "report" if this last days. My favorite shot is the B&W picture with the artist himself.

Rambling Round said...

Wonderful work!

Marie-Noyale said...

Bravo to the artist Mr Oliver!
Beautiful earth tones all around.
Did you get a chance and a try at the wheel?..

Julie said...

I do like the first image of the artist concentrating on his whirring work. This is a classic Stranger image, V.

altadenahiker said...

Beautiful designs, shapes. I was too sick to hit my ceramics class yesterday, so this has been a shot in the arm. Do you have any of his pieces Virg?

Nathalie said...

Virginia, this reportage on the potter's work is remarkable. Your images are so crisp but at the same so sensitive and delicate.

Yesterday's steaming pot all in brown tones was a delight.

You would have enjoyed being in Menton with us. It was a delightful weekend. So glad you've got Paris coming up!

Bergson said...

whitout signature no trace of the artisan

alice said...

Beautiful curves ;-))

Laurie said...

WOw, these are wonderful. I really want one of those!

Dusty Lens said...

This invokes memories of H.S. art class. I enjoyed the pottery wheel, but loved the darkroom, the chemicals, dodging and burning the film to get the photo I wanted. You know, dodging/burning, the predecessor of Photoshop.

anyway, the pottery wheel of fortune, or tears. A full hour spent on creating a large floor vase. A bit of a teeter, then a wobble, a correction here, too much uncorrect there. Hooumf, the whole works collapse, classmates laugh, instrutor sympathizes for a do-over. (I skipped out on the following class to reconstruct my Louvre quality vase.

Virginia said...

Awww DL, sorry about you getting laughed out of art class, but I am cracking up visualizing the whole scenario. I hope Altadena Hiker reads this. She's in classes as we speak. I'm thinking when I get back from France I'm going to take some classes at Cahaba Clayworks. I can just imagine the whompyjawed monstrosities i'll come up with. Maybe Wade will have the pleasure of trying to teach me my way around a pottery wheel! :)

AH,
I don't have any of Wade's work but I am planning on a piece my next visit.

altadenahiker said...

DL can kick it, can't he? I spend my two hours over that wheel to get this wizened little pot, about four inches high. All the while sweat pouring from my brow. Look over at the instructor and he has completed a dining service for twelve, including finger bowls and napkin rings.

Jacob said...

Superb! What a craftsman. Great photos, too!

marley said...

Very talented!

FireLight said...

This has been so interesting! I have been reading, not always commenting. Seven more days till school is out!
Don't give up on me, friend!

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Babooshka said...

New favs for me. He's a marvellous subject. I am always amazed at how many fellas with large hands are such gifted delicate artists. Bravo as Olivier would say, and I sill say there is a book in this.

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Ken Mac said...

love the bowls!

PJ said...

I love seeing how you've edited the photos since I saw them in the email. They're even bettah, like buttah. Like buttah!

Wildeve said...

I love this series, both the photos and the artist's work are so special.
The steaming pot in you last post was wonderful!
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