Hi all. So I’ve been thinking about moments in the journals history (or my history with the journal) and what articles, photos and reviews have stood out for me. The first one that springs to mind and the one I refer back to most often is from 47/1, ‘The point of interest: function and the art of pottery’; p50 by Ian Jones.
I hope this link works and I hope you guys take a gander. http://www.oldsaintlukesstudio.com.au/Ian%20Jones.html
When I first read the article I think it both asked, and answered, questions I didn’t know needed to exist… Does that make sense?
When I refer back to it now, I think I’m doing it for reassurance.
In regards to my own work, I’m hoping that when a pot isn’t being used for its functional purpose it’s altering a space, maybe just visually, maybe physically as well, the same way other art forms do. When the Piece is being used for its function I feel this is the missing piece in the puzzle. It’s creates a relationship between artist and user, hopefully this happens on a conscious level from the users perspective.
I like to think of this as an instruction or demand from the maker on how to view the work, similar to the way Mark Rothko wished for his paintings to be viewed from a distance of 18 inches (around 45cms for us youngins) which enables the viewer to be fully submerged in the emotion of the work .
I’d love to know what you guys think if you get a chance to read the article.
Anyway, back to flicking through past issues.