|Ceramic vessel, Ann Van Hoey.|
Origami Etude Geometrigue Ceramics.
All photographs cited on the internet.
|Ann Van Hoey Vessel|
|Ann van Hoey vessels|
On writing the text on the individual works photographed, I soon discovered that my feelings for some of the work were not that complimentary. I quickly realised that I was wearing my critic’s hat. Having taught ceramics for most of my life and for seeing the potential in the work, I could not resist giving constructive criticism. At the time of writing the crit I thought of giving advice as I would give to one of my own students at the Ceramic Department where I taught during the eighties and nineties. I was and even to this today I am always blatantly honest, addressing those concerns, glaring issues that stare me in the face. Those issues which one would refer to as a blemish, oversight and or weakness in the design. Only then will I turn my attention to the amazing qualities inherent in the design and how great it was and or how amazing the end product was going to be. Only if and a big if it was, the student saw the need to address the glaring mistake, oversight or weakness in the design.
|Exquisite forms, shapes and appropriate surface development|
technique including construction method.
South African Ceramist.
|Group on pots.|
|Ian Garrett's finely crafted surface technique.|
|Fine forms, shapes, appropriate surface development technique|
and construction method of Ian Garrett.
|Ann Van Hoey Belgium Ceramic Artist|
Master South African Potter.