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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Judith Duff

I clipped a photo of a tray and ewer like this years ago for my journal before I even knew who Judith Duff was. I love her work and I'm a huge fan. I went up to Surry County near the NC mountains yesterday for a two day workshop. Unfortunately I got the times mixed up, made it to the lecture last night and the class today but yesterday I missed the first part of the workshop.
Today, Judith showed us a video she made while in Japan and she talked a lot about shinos and her process, firing wood kilns and lots of stories from her time in Japan. She was mostly finishing up work from the demos yesterday, but I did pick up a lot of helpful hints from her and again I want a gas kiln to fire shino! My mantra is becoming, "one day".........
Here are some shots of things Judith brought and things she made. I'll try to post more this week, I'm just tired of waiting for blogger to upload my pics and want to go have a nice long bath. I camped in my van at Richard Montgomery's place last night and drove home in the rain today so I need a good warm soak.
This bowl has a great rope texture that was a demo from yesterday. The ewer also from yesterday so I haven't a clue how it was made, well I sort of do, but I would have to work it out. Cute though isn't it!

Judith hand trims her cups and throws very loosely. Don't you just love the crawl on that Chawan?! More pics later, promise :)

6 comments:

brandon phillips said...

judith duff does some sweet work. when you are ready to build a kiln give me a couch to sleep on and some good food and I'll help you build it.

Tracey Broome said...

BP, THAT'S a DEAL!! Gotta find a piece of land that isn't vertical and/or no underlying sewage pipes. Oh, and some $$$$ I'll let ya know:)

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Its official. You are a dynamo!

ang said...

mmm lovin the shino.... come on by ant time to fire trace...heheheh
bummer that you missed some of it eh..hey a BP kiln now ya talkin!!

cookingwithgas said...

Hey- great times- you will learn so much and maybe one day that gas kiln will come to you!

FetishGhost said...

I'm green with envy. That looked like a great workshop.