ronlang wrote:Hello Paul
Now that I have taken the leap into this Pots and Containers forum myself, I just want to say how much I enjoy your work and hope that you will continue to share it here on the ABS forum. I am curious about your background and where you studied ceramics. I am always intrigued how folks involved in ceramics find there way into this bonsai niche . Was it clay first, then bonsai? Care to share? Your forms are clean and simple and well made. That's sophistication. Your glazes are so well chosen for this venue. I find that it is so easy for someone with your skills to put too much "ego" into a pot. See what I can do! It is far more difficult to show restraint and the respect for the tree that you pots do!
ronlang wrote:Hey, I'll say it again Paul. I think your choice of glazes is most appropriate for bonsai. Earthy, warm with a nice low sheen, they will complement trees beautifully. The other quality is the nice variation of color, warms with cool that you get from the glaze as it overlaps itself or pools in thicker areas or pulls away from edges and is thinner. The first two are my favorites with the glaze and form really working well together. Have you experimented with using these two glazes together by double dipping, over-pouring or spraying?
ronlang wrote:Yeah, understand I didn't mean actually mixing the two together. But you can get some really nice effects by applying one over the other sometimes. And different also depending which is under and which over. You probably know this, so sorry, but I didn't want there to be a misunderstanding . I have actually never tried to mix two glazes together and apply. Huh, who knows could be interesting!?
Ed Trout wrote:Very nice pots Paul. And I have enjoyed your & Ron's discussions...sometimes we forget how much work, artistry, and chemistry goes into creating good pots. Ed
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