Sunday, May 9, 2010

Oggling the Onggi

Until the kiln is up and running again or until I find a way to get my greenware and bisque moving through the studio again... it might be a good time to get in some practice going bigger. American Onggi potter Adam Field visited the classroom at UOP last September, (here's a short post after his visit), and I've been mulling over making an idiots attempt at developing a mongrelized version of the technique to use in demos at local farmers markets.
Luckily Adam has shared a handful of videos of the process on You-Tube...



Part 1


Part 2


Lid

What I'd do with a surface that size?
Well...

5 comments:

Adam Field said...

If I learned anything during my apprenticeship it was the value of getting my @ss kicked out of my own comfort zone. The worst thing that could happen is that you fail miserably (which I did for a few months), that's were most of the interesting ideas come from anyway. Go for it!!

FetishGhost said...

Thanks Adam!
I believe that I learn way more from my failures than I do from my successes... If I'm succeeding all the time, I'm simply not pushing myself!

Kim Hines said...

very cool! though as time consuming as i'd expect your work to be, i wonder how long it'd take you to decorate a pot that big lol. I bet it'd be fantastic though!

jimgottuso said...

those onggi are so cool... love to watch the technique and see the results. i like adam's advice, "failing" is definitely the way forward.

Hollis Engley said...

Great vids. Thanks for posting them.