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Re: Robert Fornell Ceramics

by Robert Fornell » Feb 4th, '11, 19:46

JBaymore wrote:Robert,

I'll be at Tokyo National University of the Arts (Geidai) this coming fall with a group of our NHIA students.

Have you made the decision yet?

If so....... I'll see you there. :wink:

best,

............john
Hi John,

Yes, I've made my decision and unfortunately I won't be going. While the offer had much prestige associated with it, there was no funding/salary involved. Tokyo is an expensive place to live, and given the economy there/market conditions to sell work into, I feel that the hardship placed on my family would be just too great/unfair. (Visions of the movie Hazan filling my head) Also I have the feeling that the position is geared towards academia, folks on sabatical, rather than artists/potters.

Perhaps in my next life...... :wink:

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R

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by Robert Fornell » Feb 4th, '11, 19:49

kaminix wrote:Very nice!
Tack sa mycket!

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R

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Re: Robert Fornell Ceramics

by bonjiri » Feb 5th, '11, 05:18

Robert Fornell wrote:
JBaymore wrote:Robert,

I'll be at Tokyo National University of the Arts (Geidai) this coming fall with a group of our NHIA students.

Have you made the decision yet?

If so....... I'll see you there. :wink:

best,

............john
Hi John,

Yes, I've made my decision and unfortunately I won't be going. While the offer had much prestige associated with it, there was no funding/salary involved. Tokyo is an expensive place to live, and given the economy there/market conditions to sell work into, I feel that the hardship placed on my family would be just too great/unfair. (Visions of the movie Hazan filling my head) Also I have the feeling that the position is geared towards academia, folks on sabatical, rather than artists/potters.

Perhaps in my next life...... :wink:

Best,
R
robert.

zannen

see u in japan sooner than later !
aloha sir

pls keep us posted on your worldly travels

please too keep on posting inspirational works

cheers

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Re: Robert Fornell Ceramics

by bonjiri » Feb 5th, '11, 07:41

Robert Fornell wrote:
togei wrote:Hello Robert,
Very nice.
Are these kohiki? Glaze colors?
Dave
Hi Dave,

Not kohiki...... clay w/white slip and black glaze/underglaze. Simple black and white.....

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R
radical robert

love the 'layers'

i had to stop a moment and think

LAYERS. cool... cool cool

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Re: Robert Fornell Ceramics

by togei » Feb 6th, '11, 18:13

Hello Robert,
Interesting reasons why you aren't going to Geidai. You are especially right in saying trying to live in Tokyo without funding would be a drain.
Dave

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Re: Robert Fornell Ceramics

by JBaymore » Feb 6th, '11, 19:20

Robert,

I'm sorry to hear that the opportunity did not work out for you there... and completely understand the reasoning behind the decision to decline the invitation. Tokyo is not a cheap place to reside in just about every way.

I was hoping that you'd be there at Geidai when we were over there. We'll have to meet at some other venue someday.

You should still feel very good about recieving the invitation. That was a nice thing.

best,

..............john

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Re: Robert Fornell Ceramics

by Robert Fornell » Feb 7th, '11, 19:26

Thanks John and Dave for the response.

A lot of life is timing as they say and unfortunately it didn't work out this time. I'm always looking for opportunities to work in Japan again and for now, probably something shorter in length would work out better rather than an actual "move" as the Geidai offer would've entailed.

Best,
R

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Re: Robert Fornell Ceramics

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Re: Robert Fornell Ceramics

by iannon » Feb 12th, '11, 09:59

chicagopotter wrote:Hey Robert,

Just saw this: http://cgi.ebay.com/Hagi-style-Kohiki-W ... 2a0defba04
shhhh! i was watchin that! :shock:

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Re: Robert Fornell Ceramics

by Chip » Feb 12th, '11, 10:26

iannon wrote: shhhh! i was watchin that! :shock:
... cats out ...

A little shameless copy and pasting going on there. :?

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Re: Robert Fornell Ceramics

by chicagopotter » Feb 12th, '11, 10:44

Chip wrote:
iannon wrote: shhhh! i was watchin that! :shock:
... cats out ...

A little shameless copy and pasting going on there. :?
Gotta love the internets. Don't worry, I'm not going to bid...

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Re: Robert Fornell Ceramics

by AdamMY » Feb 12th, '11, 11:34

iannon wrote:
chicagopotter wrote:Hey Robert,

Just saw this: http://cgi.ebay.com/Hagi-style-Kohiki-W ... 2a0defba04
shhhh! i was watchin that! :shock:

We really need to communicate more :shock: :shock: :lol:

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Re: Robert Fornell Ceramics

by iannon » Feb 12th, '11, 13:19

AdamMY wrote:
iannon wrote:
chicagopotter wrote:Hey Robert,

Just saw this: http://cgi.ebay.com/Hagi-style-Kohiki-W ... 2a0defba04
shhhh! i was watchin that! :shock:

We really need to communicate more :shock: :shock: :lol:
so...whatcha trying to communicate to me now! :cry:

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Re: Robert Fornell Ceramics

by AdamMY » Feb 12th, '11, 13:23

Oh just that I was also watching that...

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Re: Robert Fornell Ceramics

by iannon » Feb 12th, '11, 13:30

AdamMY wrote:Oh just that I was also watching that...
ya i figured i was just teasin.. well none of us has bid yet....

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