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Monday, January 31, 2011

Enigmatic look

Silver 950 ring, ceramic stone with overlay glazes.
The eye of God.

Summer


Electric kiln, 1250ºC.

..."A something in a summer’s noon —
A depth — an Azure — a perfume —
Transcending ecstasy."...
Emily Dickinson (#122)

 
..."Algo, no meio-dia de verão,
Uma pronfundidade - um azul - uma fragrância,
Que o êxtase transcende."...


Emily Dickinson (#122)

Monday, January 24, 2011

First International Ceramic Artists Meeting at USP - SP - Brazil

 

This is a great opportunity. Congratulations to the event organizers!
We really need this kind of initiative. 
Esta é uma ótima oportunidade. Parabéns aos organizadores do evento! 
Nós realmente precisamos deste tipo de iniciativa.
 :-)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Tédio or "The egg of experience"


Raku

“Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since half the sins of mankind 
are caused by the fear of it.” 

Bertrand Russell

“If sleep is the apogee of physical relaxation, boredom is the apogee of mental relaxation. Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away.  

 Walter Benjamin in Selected Writings: 1935-1938 – p.149


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“Tédio é um problema vital para os moralistas, uma vez que a metade dos pecados da humanidade são causados pelo medo do tédio.” 

 Bertrand Russell

“Se o sono é o ponto mais alto da distensão física, o tédio é o ponto mais alto da distensão psíquica. O tédio é o pássaro de sonho que choca os ovos da experiência. Um sussuro nas folhas o afasta.”  

 Walter Benjamin


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Clay and Porcelain

App. 6,5 cm diameter
Ceramic (gas fired)  bezeld with silver 950.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Necklace


Silver and ceramic fired on gas kiln.

I´m really loving the experience to work with silver. There are so many techniques to support creativity... I'd like to download all of them in my head, in my hands, with just one click! :-))

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Monday, January 3, 2011

Paul Solder - In memorian

1921 - 2011





In many ways, you're still here with all of us.
A real artist like you, never dies.



"In the spirit of raku, there is the necessity to embrace the element of surprise. There can be no fear of losing what was once planned and there must be an urge to grow along with the discovery of the unknown. In the spirit of raku: make no demands, expect nothing, follow no absolute plan, be secure in change, learn to accept another solution and, finally, prefer to gamble on your own intuition. Raku offers us deep understanding of those qualities in pottery which are of a more spiritual nature, of pots by men willing to create objects that have meaning as well as function." (Soldner, 1973)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Horizon

 Glazed porcelain and silver bezel.

 BIRDS
by Weydson Barros Leal
 
Life
Pretending time
A line
That never ends
Let´s make of ourselves
Just hands
That can be held
Even time
When love is in sight
Loses the distance
Of its own time
(Love like a brilliant
When light is inside)