Wednesday, April 27, 2016

IN THE FUTURE


video

Here is a short video of what I am working on.  As well I will start glazing 60 pieces today and these will or should be ready for the kiln this week.  Come back often to see previews of my new work.

Also, I will say that I am Happy that some of the work that I am starting on today is for a client and that's always nice.  If interested in a somewhat custom piece, contact me and lets talk.  Remember all work is fully refundable, if for any reason you are not pleased with it once you are holding it, just let me know and I will give you return instructions.

As always I welcome your comments and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Monday, April 25, 2016

THIS WEEKEND

This weekend 3 bowls and 1 vase have been given new homes. Still much more to choose from. As well a client commented on FB the beauty of her vase with her prize roses. Thank you all.


"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are."
Anais Nin

Namaste.
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Saturday, April 23, 2016

WILL WONDERS EVER CEASE

After glazing, the ceramics pieces chimes while it is cooling down.  As a piece that has been bisque fired, again it has a musical quality to it.  Here is a VIDEO of my latest bisque fired work ringing like bells to my touch.
Two vases with flanged rims.

I look forward to reading your comments and answering your questions. As well A small point, all sales are fully refundable if for any reason you are disappointed with the piece.  Some things on-line are easy to buy, but ART regardless of the medium isn't one of them.  

Thank you

Friday, April 22, 2016

ANOTHER PURPOSE

Two Vases and a Pitcher
I truly enjoy finding another purpose for my pottery.  Above i've used my pitcher as a vase for the tulips and placed it with two smaller vases with dandelions along side of it making an spring center piece in our kitchen.

Please feel free to comment and/or ask questions regarding this and or any of my work.  Your comments are always welcomed.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

THREE OF MY FAVORITES

These three are among those that have fallen into my "FAVORITES", although the center one has found a new home in California.  BIG THANK YOU goes out to one of my fan....  

Next week a new collection begins the process of waxing, glazing and firing.  I'm looking forward to the work. And now back to preparing for the holiday.
here that adorn a shelf in my kitchen

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A SAKI SET

This set was made for a client.  I wish I had a better image of it, sine it really is nice and I don't think the image displays that.  Since then I've thrown another jug which could be used for Saki and or whatever.  I am also in the midst of completing two coffee mugs for my cousin.  Doing work for someone is actually harder than doing it for myself and then some one selecting it.  A client job entails mental pressure regarding their acceptance of the work and your feeling that you have captured the essence of the work that they were asking for.  If I wasn't so in LOVE with POTTERY, I wouldn't take on the custom work orders...  

feel free to write if you have any questions.  lpaulsaltzman@gmail.com or leave a comment below.
Saki Jug and Four Sipping cups

Grand Children are Potters

Ella at the wheel
Emilie's bowl after the bisque firing.

If my granddaughters keep it up I'll be out of a job.  I love how they take to it showing respect for the clay and gently coaxing the walls...  Saturday I think there will be time for them to glaze their work and prepare it for a glaze firing in a couple of weeks...  They are both GREAT & talent kids..  

LOVE THEM ALL...



Tuesday, April 19, 2016

BISQUED

Just received after being bisque fired.  Some of the future vases, bowls and mugs.
Bowls
Mugs and bowls



Vases

Monday, April 18, 2016


ABOUT ME


During the last 40 years I’ve devoted my artistic self to following the calling of photography.  The journey has taken me far into an understanding of myself and of the vocation of photography.  Although during the more recent years I found that my wish to do this or that and to go here or there was limited by my physical strength making my journey’s far and few between.
In 2014 my wife Joyce and I moved from Riverdale, NY back to Woodstock, NY to be closer to family and to enjoy that feeling of HOME that the Catskill Mountains has always given to us.  Joyce took a seat on the Board of Woodstock Artist Association and Museum and I a one year term as a Board member with Maverick Knolls Homeowner Association. We each met neighbors and reacquainted ourselves with friend from our earlier days. 
In may after one of Joyce’s Board meetings she introduced me to Leah and that is when I was told that Leah is a potter.  As I acknowledged the introduction, I blurted out that pottery was something I had always wanted to try.  Leah then asked, “Do I want to learn or just try throwing?” My reply was something along the lines of; try and then see if I want to learn.  Leah said common over to her home and studio.
The rest is a simple but honest history.  Once my hands touched the clay I was taken on another artistic journey.  This time with a guide Leah how spent hours showing the wheres and why clay goes up as you pull and down as you abuse it.  Many lessons and hours were spent in her studio to the point where it was very obvious to me that I would have to have my own wheel. 
Now I do and pottery is an every day part of my life and my families life.  When My grandchildren come to visit they divide their time between painting with Joyce and throwing clay with me. This alone is a most wonderful gift.  But I’ve blessed by the Muse holding my hands as I sit by the wheel in an attempt to create.

These pages of images are a result of a daily grind and in search of….