Seth Payne @sethpaynestudio describes the Stemcup as "part of a system of dinnerware designed to be installed and elegantly displayed between uses.” His work is a great example of the kind of precision that can still be attained with steady hands and the measuring tools. Seth Payne’s work represents the opposite end of the manufacturing-handmade spectrum from Anne Black’s since his process is dedicated to systems established for an independent studio practice. His systems aren’t created to allow for the pieces to be produced by hands other than his own. Rather his focus is on integrating materials with sensitivity to dimensions. . “All of this work is designed analogue. I come from a background as a potter and slab builder migrating over years to slip molds. I think this background heavily influences my forms and sensibility of the finished work. The Stemcup was drawn as a profile then modeled from cast wax cylinders on a wood lathe. This process allows me to make quick accurate sketches of a models. I then make a plaster mold, cast and fire to try it out. I am trying to account for shrinkage in the model, so it takes a few adjustments. The Plinth is designed around a fired finished cup. Once the prototype is made, I can run all the parts in linear runs in the wood shop and assemble in batches like a cabinet shop.” - Seth Payne . -@thebrightangle#PIAguesthostTheBrightAngle#PIAsystems#SethPayne
Two exciting things. One: Under the Harrow opens tonight. Two: I've been secretly working on ceramics for the past several months. I wanted the new 3D work to be a surprise for the opening, and I can't wait to share them with you tonight! . . . Under he Harrow, tonight at @antlerpdx from 6-9 showing alongside the darlings @kaspianshore and @allisonsommers. Featured above is mh piece 'Tender' please email email@example.com for purchasing information.
Spent the weekend in Lethbridge at the old man potters guild. Sarah Pike was teaching a workshop. She shared all her amazing secrets.we made mugs jugs ,sugar jars, texture rollers and trays. If you ever get a chance to take a class from her you will improve your hand building skills immensely she is a very good teacher.but now I must get back to glazing. This is a table of earth spirit design #Ceramics#handbuilding#potsinaction#pottery#sarahpikepottery#clay#louise_cormier
Pinching - aiming for at least one group of six. I’m often asked if I find ceramics therapeutic or relaxing. I don’t usually consider my own work as therapeutic but making these helped rebalance after a hectic week. The immediate connection with material and uncomplicated nature of pinch pots is reassuring and levelling. There’s no denying their relatedness to the hand. #craftandfolk
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