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Craft [Oct. 11th, 2011|12:24 pm]
Tony Grist
I'm not very good at housework. Housework is a craft. I can push a duster along a flat surface or a vac across a carpet, but the results don't sing- not as they would if a proper crafts(wo)man were wielding the tools.

Talking about craft, I was watching a documentary about British pottery last night. I already knew I loved 17th century slipware, but now I love John Dwight's 17th century stoneware too.  

I'd love to be a potter, but only if I could skip the apprenticeship. I'm too impatient to be a good craftsman. I want the finished masterpiece in my hands, now.

[User Picture]From: faunhaert
2011-10-11 06:57 pm (UTC)
there's"http:// flylady.com" she's pretty good.
- she teaches stuff like cleaning
i mostly remember what a friend who used to clean houses said.
"clean from the top down."
we were janitors for 10 years and that's basicly what we did.
I really like the memorial- i pinned it! @ pinterest.com.
here's what that pottery piece reminded me of
doing sculpture is possible with out the apprentice ship
there are doll sculptors tutorials for all types of clays
and the basic techniques transfer to all.

the desire to make some thing is the basic need
to get one started and you've got that.
and a ball of clay there are several recipes for air dry clay
or perfect porcelain airdry clay....
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2011-10-12 08:43 am (UTC)
I find it hard to believe that air-dry clay is really as good as the stuff you have to fire in a kiln.

The memorial to Lydia Dwight is beautiful. Did you seek out its companion piece "Lydia Dwight resurrected"?
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