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Clay Artist of the Week - Pete Pinnell

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Please comment on the work of Pete Pinnell. 10 points. Due by Tuesday, September 27.





Comments (6)

gchiu@... said

at 5:57 pm on Oct 20, 2011

i love how Pete Pinnell work on the body of the pot, the lines really stands out, and the cap is very special. i feel the cap is a different pieces of work. the mouth for those pot balance the pot, so we do not feel the mouth is heavier than the other side. i really like the last piece. the paint he use match with the pot, peace and simple.

bevans@... said

at 6:56 pm on Oct 25, 2011

I think this work is really well done, technically speaking the forms are very professional, really clean and symmetric. However, the part that makes his pieces stand out from others is his use of carving which i really enjoy. This aspect makes the work feel more organic and sculptural. His work is also very varied which is nice, how each teapot though basically the same shape can be individual. I like how simple the glazing is which also makes the work seem more organic and how some of the lids are cut out from the piece looks really neat.

Jessie Schmitt said

at 7:27 am on Oct 26, 2011

I really love how earthy all of his pieces are. Everything (the color, texture, shape) looks very natural. I also love all of his teapots, the aged look he gives them is fantastic! I get a distinctly tribal-esque feel from all of them, particularly the black and red teapot…it's looks old and the colors are almost violent but I absolutely LOVE it. It seems like he really focused on the appearance of the teapots, and those are my favorite pieces of his…I'd really like to own them myself, being a big tea drinker.

Sam Frost said

at 7:23 pm on Nov 2, 2011

I completely agree with Bea when she said the pots look organinc. The carving on the some of the pots resemble grass, or perhaps sticks you would find when walking outside. I like how Bea used the term 'earthy' because it seems that if you put one of his pots out in a field somewhere, it would blend in perfectly. I think my favorite part about this collection is that the pots aren't loud. They all have mostly natural and soothing glazes, and I think this adds a lot to the 'professionalism' of his pieces.

Jessie Schmitt said

at 7:26 am on Nov 3, 2011

I agree with the 'earthy' thing too, I feel like all of the colors are very natural and sources to make those colors could be found outside. I really like how some of the colors aren't neutral, muted tones, yet still retain that natural look and feel. I also noticed how all of the pots have a smooth, flowing form about them at one place or another. I think that this makes them aesthetically pleasing, more so than if they were angular or sharp. I also agree with Bea that the simple glazing really works wonders for the pots, making them seem organic. Looking them over, the designs and glazing aren't too intricate and I think that helps with the 'natural' look of everything.

aviader@... said

at 5:25 pm on Nov 6, 2011

Yes! Organic is a key descriptor with pete's pieces. He has an incredible way of making extremely elegant pieces look natural, and his work shows us that this technique is very successful. I completely agree with Frosty's description of his soothing glazes and how his pieces aren't loud. Pinnell makes ceramics look easy, but the truth is that he is insanely talented. His shapes and forms are very difficult to execute; also he defines certain shape in his pieces that are seen throughout the piece, from the edge, to the body of the piece, and finally through the foot. Pete has great work, he will probably be a personal favorite of posted wikipage artists.

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