Wednesday, February 24, 2016
I have a group of large blue storage containers that we bought at a close-out place before we moved from Cleveland to New Hampshire. They have proven to be incredibly durable and even almost twenty years later they are still in great condition and filled to capacity with stuff, some long forgotten from various moves since that time period. I know there are a number of early pots in the containers as well as clay supplies I have also hoarded along the way from sponges to clock movements and just about everything in between. While searching for a group of coveted dagger brushes, I came across a bin filled with 22 teabowls from my time at Cleveland State, Kent State, Cleveland Art Institute and Wesleyan Potters spanning from about 1992 to 2002 and decided to make a short slideshow video of the contents inspired by a song by THE NAILS, "88 Lines About 44 Women" but in this case it is 44 pictures about 22 teabowls. The pieces are not in chronological order and don't necessarily present the best of the styles they represent, that just happen to be what I found in the bin.
For those of you not familiar with THE NAILS 1982 classic (though this is the 1985 version), "88 Lines About 44 Women", here it is thanks to YouTube (this is an adult theme and language tune, listen appropriately);