NCECA 2014: Bruce Pepich, Donald Clark, Jeffrey Spahn, Rebecca Sive

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Panel: Marks Matter in the Material World

Make sure you get proper credit for your work. Marking your work is essential for future identification. This panel will consider the importance of marking and documenting the marks you place on your work. A curator, a dealer, and a collector will share their points of view.

Speaker Bruce Pepich
Moderator Donald Clark
Speaker Jeffrey Spahn
Speaker Rebecca Sive

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NCECA 2014: Bruce Pepich, Donald Clark, Jeffrey Spahn, Rebecca Sive

  1. 1. Marks Matter in the Material World
  2. 2. Akio Takamori
  3. 3. Cornwall Bridge Pottery
  4. 4. MS ? MS?
  5. 5. ONE, TWO
  6. 6. THREE,FOUR
  7. 7. Matthew Metz
  8. 8. Lisa Orr
  9. 9. The matter of marks, figuratively as well as literally. Not for reproduction without written permission from Rebecca Sive.
  10. 10. It would be great if every potter left her mark, literally. Not for reproduction without written permission from Rebecca Sive.
  11. 11. Especially, when you want to enjoy the work over time and observe how it developed, and she grew over time. Not for reproduction without written permission from Rebecca Sive.
  12. 12. Then, you’d know so much more than you would otherwise. Not for reproduction without written permission from Rebecca Sive.
  13. 13. Alas, most times, it seems, potters don’t work this way. Not for reproduction without written permission from Rebecca Sive.
  14. 14. Check-her-out, anyway: she’s wonderful. Not for reproduction without written permission from Rebecca Sive.
  15. 15. I’ve mulled-over this conundrum and concluded that many potters want us to imagine what might happen next. Not for reproduction without written permission from Rebecca Sive.
  16. 16. Here is a vignette of one such potter, (whose work is utterly different, today.) Not for reproduction without written permission from Rebecca Sive.
  17. 17. And here is a vignette of another potter’s work, equally glorious and changing gently over time. Not for reproduction without written permission from Rebecca Sive.
  18. 18. And here is why the lack of a mark may not matter at all! Not for reproduction without written permission from Rebecca Sive.
  19. 19. And check-her-out again, albeit in another medium. Not for reproduction without written permission from Rebecca Sive.
  20. 20. So, in this imperfect -- but beautiful-- clay world, I recommend developing your own marking system. Not for reproduction without written permission from Rebecca Sive.
  21. 21. Here’s one. Not for reproduction without written permission from Rebecca Sive.
  22. 22. And here’s another. Not for reproduction without written permission from Rebecca Sive.
  23. 23. While you celebrate the potters who do make it easier for us to enjoy and know their work. Not for reproduction without written permission from Rebecca Sive.
  24. 24. Marks Matter
  25. 25. “There is no need to sign, people will attribute my best pots to me and the bad ones to someone else.” - Shoji Hamada.
  26. 26. JEFFREY SPAHN GALLERY 415. 519. 2857 JeffreySpahn@Comcast.net JeffreySpahn.com YunomiBook.com
  27. 27. themarksproject.org

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