Saturday, April 19, 2008

checking in

Hi all - I am on - thanks TJ for getting this set up.  Let's do  little checking this week about how to get readings on here.

Is everyone on that needs to be?

And Patrick - my favorite ceramics stereo type is when people assume you are working at that ceramics place where you make molded christmas trees you can put lights on...
and when I went to school it was the ash tray that everyone mentioned when you said ceramics (I have a good ashtray story when we get together...)  Anyway - a good way to start the discussion.

Recalled another critic/writer to check out Paul Greenhalgh - I have a book of his - The Persistence of Craft I can share when we meet.

Images would be good - but I like this idea of Patrick's too.  A picture of something we see as society's idea of ceramics....  can we do both?

Did not receive 100% confirmation - we are on for my house August 28th -- Monday, 7 pm.  I will provide dessert - right?


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Admin Privileges

I gave everyone admin privileges.  You should be able to go to the blog site and make changes to the page as needed.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Images of Work

I would like to add images of our work to the blog, does anyone not want their work displayed on the blog?  I will probably use flicker, is that cool?

Also any ideas about posting readings?

Monday, April 14, 2008

Why this Blog

This blog is intended for our ceramics theory and criticism class this summer.  It is a work in progress and any advise would be appreciated, in fact I just popped my blog cherry.  

It is I

It is I, Thaddeus, who started this shiznit.  Why are you showing your undergrad work?

who, what, where and when?

Good idea who ever started this.

I would like to discus my favorite piece of ceramic art (see picture below) and why it is a seminal work of art that will act as a clarion of aesthetic taste for generations to come.

Seriously though, how will ceramics ever be viewed with even a modicum of dignity if the first thing people think of is the movie Ghost and their frame of reference of what a ceramic object looks like is usually my aforementioned favorite piece of ceramics (see the shite above).