Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Death is not the end.

Shigeo Shiga
Bernard Sahm

When I was learning to make pots ( I've finished.) there were only a few contemporary clay books around, particularly Australian ones.As one does I looked to these books (and magazines) for some sense of where I stood vis-a-vis making.Who did I like or was I like...For me, Bernard Sahm and Shigeo Shiga represented the polarities of Australian pottery around that period: Sahm the artist-maker and the Shigeo the potter.There was a tendency to align oneself to one camp or the other.I've been wondering since the deaths of these two artists,what it's been like to be emerging into the current ceramics world.

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