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Small Mata influenced Beech vase. Blue, red paint with flat paint over the top to look like pottery

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell





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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 07-30-2014 01:34 AM

Nice work Ron, you definitely achieved the look of terracotta pottery. Nice piece of turning, I really like the shape of these vases. Thanks for showing.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 07-30-2014 02:17 AM

Very nice vase, Ron. It sure does look like pottery!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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BobWemm

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#3 posted 07-30-2014 02:59 AM

That is beautiful Ron.
Love it.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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peteg

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#4 posted 07-30-2014 03:41 AM

Just love this series you are into right now Ron,
another fabulous piece, very good look alike the colouring is spot on
cheers
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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stefang

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#5 posted 07-30-2014 09:01 AM

Very well done Ron as are all your turnings. Turning wood to clay seems a little strange to me, but this vessel looks a lot more precise than if it were made of clay, plus it is a lot lighter, so I can see those advantages of having it in wood. What is your take on this so we can better understand the idea?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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michelletwo

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#6 posted 07-30-2014 10:26 AM

you certainly achieved the terra cotta look . even the flatness of it. I find the opening shape very appealing..just different enough to grab the eye. It has been fun watching your experiments and the direction you are traveling.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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Roger

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#7 posted 07-30-2014 11:05 AM

Wow! Looks grrrrrr8

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Ronald G Campbell

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#8 posted 07-30-2014 12:29 PM

Terracotta look is from the 4 days I spent South of the border this winter. I went down to Mata Ortiz Mexico to see and learn from the artist in the community. The artist there don’t follow the rules that are set forth in the turning world, rule of thirds. Many of their pieces are of different shapes and have openings cut apart. I also like the finish and flatness of the terra-cotta. The black on black and the black and metallic I have put up are also ideas from their pottery
Thanks for the comments

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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Philip

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#9 posted 07-31-2014 01:00 AM

Ron, great looking project. I actually grew up minutes from Mata-Ortiz, and love their pots. Here is my prize:

You have inspired me to pursue the idea I had of making a stained glass tribute.

-- I never finish anyth

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Ronald G Campbell

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#10 posted 07-31-2014 01:50 AM

Glad to see I have inspired someone. Mata Ortiz is one great place for inspiration. I was so moved from the time I spent with them. It was great and I look forward to my next visit I bought several pieces while i was there and good almost 800 photos. For me it was life changing

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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Philip

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#11 posted 07-31-2014 03:07 AM

If you haven’t already you should read the book “The miracle of Mata Ortiz” by Walter Parks, the fact that these pots and the town are still around is amazing.

-- I never finish anyth

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Ronald G Campbell

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#12 posted 07-31-2014 12:19 PM

I have a couple of books on Mata and also a video showing Juan Quesada and Sherman. I did get to meet Sherman too as we visited the San Dieago Hacienda It has had its effect on you too

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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