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Shawn McGuire (GREENWOODSTUDIO)

Postby GreenwoodStudio » Dec 29th, '09, 15:07

Hi Folks-

I'm so glad to have found this great site! I'm still trying to learn out how to navigate it however, so please excuse me while I figure this all out. I look forward to sharing some of my work here and welcome any feedback or discussion. I'll upload some pictures of my work soon!

Thanks!
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http://www.GREENWOODSTUDIO.etsy.com

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Postby Chip » Dec 29th, '09, 15:15

Welcome Shawn. Let me know if I can help you in any way.

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Postby Victoria » Dec 30th, '09, 05:51

Welcome to the forum! I checked out your shop, some nice wares!!

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Postby IPT » Dec 30th, '09, 08:07

Your pieces are very nice. I am really fond of the naked raku orbs. They are really beautiful and subtle!

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Re: Shawn McGuire (GREENWOODSTUDIO)

Postby GreenwoodStudio » Jan 2nd, '10, 16:35

Thanks for the warm welcome!!

Here's an example of a rather new form for me. I wanted simple straight lines with these. There are no visible throw lines and even the dimple on the interior is very smoothly delineated. I trimmed the foot completely flat simply because I liked the way it feels in the hand better.

This piece has been kissed by the wood kiln gods. Lots of really nice flashing on the bare clay, and the glaze interacts with the fly ash in the kiln really well, creating nice yummy drips. Some additional views and details can be seem here http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37717508&

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Postby GreenwoodStudio » Jan 2nd, '10, 16:55

I'm having problems uploading photos on here. I would just like to have the pics appear in full on the post and not in a separate box where you have to use the sidebars to scroll the image. Please help!!...lol It's probably really simple I just can't seem to figure it out.

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Re: Shawn McGuire (GREENWOODSTUDIO)

Postby Chip » Jan 2nd, '10, 17:30

Also ... I answered your question in Teaware. However readers can also simply right click your above photos and they are then full size and no need to scroll.

Some members do use the attachment feature which relies on TeaChat to store your photos. Should TeaChat fail at some point, your photos here could be lost.

If you use a photo host site like Photobucket, you are in a bit more control. The downside is you have to never move or rename your photo in photobucket once posted on the forum or there will be a notice that the photo is no longer available to TeaChat in your post where the photo once was.

I prefer the photo host site option like photobucket ...

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Postby Victoria » Jan 2nd, '10, 17:32

There is probably a resolution size where that won't happen, but I don't know what it is. Most folks who post here regularly use either Photobucket or Flickr account.

Still, nice pics!!

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Postby shyrabbit » Jan 2nd, '10, 19:45

chip,
I've wonder about this, thanks for stating your preference. I will use my imageshack account to post direct urls for images going forward.
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Re: Shawn McGuire (GREENWOODSTUDIO)

Postby GreenwoodStudio » Jan 2nd, '10, 22:13

Thanks Chip, You helped me to figure it out.
Victoria, thank you as well :)
IPT, I'm sorry I haven't gotten back to you yet, I'll email soon. Someone bought one of the pots you wanted, sorry again and I will email.
Shy, I've been drooling over your work on Etsy!! That Nuka and tenmoku combo is rock'n!

Here's a couple more pieces :)

Meoto Yunomi, wood-fired stoneware with Tenmoku glaze. I love pairing pieces up when they work together. This claybody/glaze combo is really nice (my favorite, shhh)
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Re: Shawn McGuire (GREENWOODSTUDIO)

Postby Chip » Jan 3rd, '10, 01:34

You are welcome, Shawn. Glad you acclimated quickly and I am sure we are all eagerly awaiting more photos.

I have a feeling we may change you a bit ... :mrgreen: We have been known to cause a change in how artisans view teaware.

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Postby T-session » Jan 4th, '10, 11:35

Hey Shawn,
Wecolme aboard!! Your work looks great and I look forward to seeing more.
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Re: Shawn McGuire (GREENWOODSTUDIO)

Postby GreenwoodStudio » Jan 4th, '10, 13:34

Here's an example of a style of work I'm looking forward to revisiting one of these days. This piece was initially thrown (with iron rich stoneware) as a thickish cylinder form. The walls were faceted with a wire and then brushed with porcelain slip. I use a tool similar to a comb that's made of sewing needles set into a wine cork to slice the individual faceted sections in two separate directions, once horizontally and again diagonally. After all that I begin expanding the cylinder into a bowl form using a rib on the interior, being careful not to touch the exterior. This creates the interesting texture when the clay stretches and expands, revealing the darker claybody beneath the porcelain. I used a simple white shino to line the interior while the exterior was left bare clay. It's then fired in the anagama giving both glaze and bare clay some nice variation from the fly ash and atmosphere.
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Re: Shawn McGuire (GREENWOODSTUDIO)

Postby Chip » Jan 4th, '10, 14:27

That is a very fascinating technic and piece! Thanks for sharing it with us ... hope to see some more of these soon.

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Re: Shawn McGuire (GREENWOODSTUDIO)

Postby GreenwoodStudio » Jan 5th, '10, 12:17

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Additional details and views available here :)
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?li ... d=37897976

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