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Excited to share the latest addition to my shop: Handmade cream and coffee colored extra large mug – perfect for a big old cuppa on a grey rainy day like today!
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Art, and pottery vs dance

A potter in a ceramics group on Facebook asked how to handle plagiarizing and giving credit as an artist when even browsing interesting photos can change what you make. It made me realize another similarity/difference between dance and pottery.

First, my response to the question:

“As an artist, especially (I believe) as a potter, anything that is created through your hands bears your mark. It is the sum total of your abilities and your inspirations previous, and its creation makes new marks on your muscles and memory that affect what you create in the future. You’re collecting inspirations – the ones you choose and the ones that affect you most are also marks of you as an artist.

As a potter, you have the rare ability to make a Thing, an expression of your unique experiences, that can last for generations. So go make what you want to make.”

I feel the same way about dancing — when I move, whether by myself or leading a partner in kizomba or salsa, that bears my mark as well. Its also is a result of the experiences I’ve had – the music I’ve listened to, the choreographies I’ve learned, the classes I’ve taken or taught, the dances I’ve had — they’re all in there, reflected in the choices I make and reactions I have to my partner, the music, and the space around us. Even using a move learned from someone else, it’s still different coming from me.

Dance vs pottery is just a question of permanence – dance is fleeting and immediately replaced by the next moment, while a mug once created could hold coffee for generations.

What do you create?

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I’ve been working on keywords and titles in my @etsy shop (link in bio) based on recommendations of @marmalead – thoughts and experiences welcome! (For instance, two word keywords like “latte mug” get different scores than two keywords “latte” and “mug” – which is actually better?) #cobalt #blue #redironoxide #bowl #seo #etsyseo #etsyseotips
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Donated Vase for my other passion: dance!

One of my vases (or $40 equivalent value @etsy) ready for a lucky raffle winner at the @dsantosdancevt social tonight! DsantosVT.com. Come learn #Kizomba from the one and only @drkizomba at 7, then #dance to #salsa, #bachata, #kizomba until midnight! Haunted house, costume prizes, raffle… You know you wanna!!! (from Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BMKOeoUAw76/?taken-by=curtinscreations)
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Finally starting to get photos of the #blackvaseproject – man, gloss black is hard to shoot! #photo #drama : #reflections #suck CurtinsCreations.etsy.com CurtinsCreations.com Fb.me/CurlyCreatures Instagram: @CurtinsCreations #pottery #ceramic #ceramics #céramique #céramica #ceramica #keramika #keramik #poterie #seramik #potsinaction #instapottery #instaart #craft #handmade #handthrown #wheelthrown #stoneware #potterymaking #homedecor #madeinvt #madeinvermont

Finally starting to get photos of the #blackvaseproject – man, gloss black is hard to shoot!
#photo #drama : #reflections #suck

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So in love with this process and the results! The luminous #goldleaf #gilding contrasts with the textured matte black outside so well – it’s a new favorite object. Listed, but kinda don’t want to give it up… http://ift.tt/2awE3Y3 CurtinsCreations.etsy.com CurtinsCreations.com Fb.me/CurlyCreatures Instagram: @CurtinsCreations #pottery #ceramic #ceramics #céramique #céramica #ceramica #keramika #keramik #poterie #seramik #potsinaction #instapottery #instaart #craft #handmade #handthrown #wheelthrown #stoneware #potterymaking #homedecor #madeinvt #madeinvermont #gold #black

So in love with this process and the results! The luminous #goldleaf #gilding contrasts with the textured matte black outside so well – it’s a new favorite object. Listed, but kinda don’t want to give it up… http://ift.tt/2awE3Y3

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Tonight’s work: #goldleaf! #blackisbeautiful #soisgold CurtinsCreations.etsy.com CurtinsCreations.com Fb.me/CurlyCreatures Instagram: @CurtinsCreations #pottery #ceramic #ceramics #céramique #céramica #ceramica #keramika #keramik #poterie #seramik #potsinaction #instapottery #instaart #craft #handmade #handthrown #wheelthrown #stoneware #potterymaking #homedecor #madeinvt #madeinvermont

Tonight’s work: #goldleaf!

#blackisbeautiful #soisgold
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More glazing done – four black, one that’ll be a nice off-white. The shapes on the black ones will be nice subtle semi-gloss… You bored of seeing these in-progress shots, or should I keep it up? #glazing #mugs #functionalpottery CurtinsCreations.etsy.com CurtinsCreations.com Fb.me/CurlyCreatures Instagram: @CurtinsCreations #pottery #ceramic #ceramics #céramique #céramica #ceramica #keramika #keramik #poterie #seramik #potsinaction #instapottery #instaart #craft #handmade #handthrown #houseware #wheelthrown #stoneware #potterymaking #homedecor #madeinvt #madeinvermont

More glazing done – four black, one that’ll be a nice off-white. The shapes on the black ones will be nice subtle semi-gloss… You bored of seeing these in-progress shots, or should I keep it up?

#glazing #mugs #functionalpottery
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