Happy potter!

So this is me clutching one of my new pieces. As you can tell (!) I am very happy with them and am looking forward to developing them over the next few months. They will be launched at the 573degrees stand at TENT London in September. Gorgeous images of pots to come of course but a sneak preview at http://573degrees.com/designers/sarah-core/

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‘Clay bodies’; notional lubricant

“The others dealt with the subject, ’bodies’ of humans or other living beings in varied categorisations, mainly concentrating on those marginalised in our societies, which has become one of the widely held subjects of the representation in Postmodern art.”

The origin of my shape is an unguentarium: a vessel for ointment. For what purpose? The ritual object – a vessel for containing nourishing fluids and for preserving a lubricant. Wetness.

The notional lubricant – the substance that eases movement between. It is the original meaning of the unguentarium that presents me with questions. It’s function has moved from ritual utility to one of observance/contemplation; marginalised. What effect does this have on it’s ritual meaning? The lack of wetness somehow permits it to become an object of contemplation. Changed function/object again. This is not resolved and may only provoke more questions. Even more reason for it to be made. ‘culture and nature’ is next.

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Being ‘alternative’

This sounds like a plug, but it’s timing is making me smile. For a few weeks I have been struggling with listing my courses on The Alternatives website. It has been a navigational misunderstanding on my part (not knowing where to list the courses!) and I have been having intermittent conversations with the lovely folks at Alternatives to try and get some advice. Well, we have all been exceptionally busy but today? well today, I was presented with all information I needed. The upshot is that the courses are now listed on Alternatives for all to see. There is a message about timing and contentment there I think.

So find my workshops in the classifieds, http://www.alternatives.org.uk/Site/Classifieds.aspx