Hope everyone had a good weekend. Ours was quite a whirlwind. Mrs. Rose and I bought a house! Well at least we started the process and will have bought the house in 2 months. We have been in the market for quite a while and after several failed negotiations and many scary houses, we now are heading to a place we can call home.
The purchase process was fast. We looked at the house first in the week between our trips to New Hamster, and the purchase negotiations took less than one day. So excuse me if a lot of the posts in the next few months are about ceramics for the house.
Although, this has lead me to thinking about a question I want to pose you all. Are Ceramics all about the House? Is it about dishes and tiles? Is it that people think about the home when they think about ceramics. Is that why they don't get the respect they deserve? Becase we view art and the home differently. Now I know that this particular community is different as we are art people. So we look at things differnetly, and art (and technical) ceramcis certainly don't fall into that relm. But what about everyone else.
Also I have decided that I want to explore a theme here on the blog. I am not a potter, although I did study pottery for a number of years. I was thinking about something that is often discussed but never really examined in Pots. That is the notion of food. Now every now and then we see a show that has pots dispalyed on a kitchen table. But that is not what I am talking about. What I am talking about is literally the notion of food on plates.
Isn't that the way that pots are made to be seen? Aren't they literally vessels for food. So why do we not talk about food? Yes there are certain pots of particular function that people make. But I am talking about the literal vision of dish an food together. I want to talk about food and pots.
Just some things to ponder...