Seeker wrote:Happy and good firings to you both!
I'm noticing that you use diferent stamps on your chawan, a spiral, a hand/pine needle design, and another that for some reason reminds me of an F. Is there a significance to the stamps or meaning for each one and how you choose?
I'm interested in marking time as it relates to my work and work cycles over the long run. In my printmaking I serialize each and every print I make. The serial number is 6 digit number with a letter that places each print in a very specific place and time. These serial numbers act like post-it notes that allows me to revisit the "place of mind" that was present when that work was created.
The chop marks on my ceramic work serve a similar purpose. I create different stamps for different times an/or bodies of work. I often combine chops to make new ones that convey additional information to me. I will also "reuse" chops and reassign different meaning to them. Again, this is all in an effort to read the chops and decode the information for future use or reference.
I hope this makes some sense(?)