Saturday, October 22, 2011

Ceramics - A Fragile History 1. The Story of Clay.mp4

10 comments:

Alexandra said...

Wonderful potted history of pottery in England! Thanks for posting it.

Juan said...

I went on holiday to Greece a couple of years ago and visited a history museum on a Greek island. On display was a lot of pottery dating back thousands of years and it was not difficult to imagine our ancestors were pretty serious about their clay.

I didn't know how to make any of that stuff, so I was pretty amazed as to how they got beyond, "Ok, let's make pots so we don't have to eat off of this slab I found near the quarry."

John Britt said...

Ceramics is the world's most fascinating hobby!

Joe said...

To John Britt, who thinks ceramics is the most fascinating hobby... ceramics is NOT a hobby.

John Britt said...

"If we can solve problems, it means we are not simply “the world’s most fascinating hobby,” as Robert Arneson so aptly observed. " Sherman Hall October 2011

http://ceramicartsdaily.org/ceramics-monthly/from-the-editor-october-2011/

If not a hobby...perhaps a curse...That's Ceramics the world's most fascinating Curse. Trademark by john britt 2011

Carol Ross said...

I'm bummed out - apparently the video has been removed. I tried to see to a couple days ago with a BBC app, but I was notified that the series could only be viewed inside the UK... Sorry I missed it...

John Britt said...

It will probably be back on on the BBC channel.

Andy"Stone Monkey" Pearson said...

Really good series with the final one of three being shown on UK TV tonight. All about Studio pottery and the art and craft movement, finally ;-)

Elaine Bradley said...

If anyone finds access to the third episode of the series it'd be great to see it. Maybe even post a link somewhere that we could find it somehow - hint hint

Heraklion Museum on Crete, Greece is one of my happiest places on earth.

LOL

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