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Artistic Heroes
« on: April 05, 2016, 08:43:36 AM »
Alan's comments in the show and tell thread got me thinking. Alan talked about taking inspiration from Glen Miller's story of "finding" his sound when a clarinet player happened to take the place of the trumpeter.

We all get times where we get frustrated in our creative world. Who or what inspires you to dig a little deeper?

One of my creative heroes is Josiah Wedgwood. I love how he had a goal of getting a certain look from his ceramics - and he worked and worked and worked until he mastered it. He is the epitome of sucess being 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.

Many times I have been frustrated in trying to acheive something and my mind has then wandered to him, picturing those thousands of ceramic test tiles he worked through trying to find "the one" recipe.

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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2016, 11:52:33 AM »
Who inpires me changes over time.

I can be very inspirerd and admaring one artist but if i can see that they get to full of them selfs i lose interesest, donīt know why the art is still the same but it looses some of itīs beauty to me.

Right now these speak to me http://stallmanstudio.com/ I sooo want one of their "paintings" but at 9000 dollars and up it is a bit to much. 

I find them mesmarizing and canīt stop looking at them. My friends i think donīt see it. 

Also Tinga Tinga art is something i really lika and iīm always planning to make something in that style but it is onf those things.......

Eva Thissens makings is also one thin that i really really like but has dropped a little in my eyes becuase her flickr is full of nice comments and not one response saying thank you. But maybe she is really shy, you never "see" her any where so iīm still liking her ;)
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Re: Artistic Heroes
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2016, 07:32:04 PM »

One of my creative heroes is Josiah Wedgwood. I love how he had a goal of getting a certain look from his ceramics - and he worked and worked and worked until he mastered it. He is the epitome of sucess being 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.


I live in Stone, Staffordshire as you know Emma.  He's pretty big around these parts :)