Potters & Sculptors - Making Rock from Mud
Consider this the "Peoples Choice Awards" and vote for your favorites. Use this forum to call attention to the best things you found posted on our network. Photographs, pots, sculptures, discussions, how-to articles, blog postings, videos, anything, really. Recognition of anything that makes cone6pots a valuable resource for you.
There is a LOT of information on the site and not everyone has the time to sift through it all. Let's put some signposts here to direct members to the really good stuff.
My vote for the best sculpture of 2010 goes to Deborah Mitchell's "Three Hands" which is beautiful and macabre at the same time. Had Laurie Niswander posted her "Angel" and "Trinity" sculptures twelve days later, then she would have gotten my vote for either or both of them, but alas they were posted in 2009. So I give her a runner up vote for "Bacchus" which was posted on her etsy site in January, and was presumably created in 2010.
As no one else has jumped into this topic of recognizing the best things that were posted on the cone6pots network in 2010, it kind of gives me carte blanche to stuff the ballot box with all my favorites. And hey! As long as I'm doing that, I might as well vote for myself, right? For the category of "Best and Most Useful How-to-Do-It" article of 2010, I vote with total humility for my own article "How to Down-Fire a Manual Kiln with a Dawson Kiln Sitter". It is a compelling tale of a technically challenged hero overcoming tremendous obstacles to get his iron reds to turn RED. Ahh! There's nothing like a story with a happy ending.
Anthony Anderson: I find the shots of his pieces, with the inset info on the coats, so helpful. A true before, with info, and after shot. Thank you!