Larry Watson's Profile

About

Welcome to my profile, my most visited page on Etsy!

STYLE & DESIGN:
My work has a very unique twist. I put the fun and funky in functional! Although obviously influenced by my natural surroundings and various travels abroad, my pottery has a strong human/spiritual metaphor to it. I feel that the things that happen to us, good and bad, are what develop character and spiritual strength. And so it is with my pottery, and the distortions I carve into the pristine forms become the most interesting character.

COMMENTS:
Thanks so much for your comments and convos! It is so helpful to hear from you, please write. This is such a great community. Below this line are some recent convos that I have received here on Etsy. The first one describes my work and my aesthetic and spiritual sensibilities more than anything I have ever…

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  • Male
  • Born on April 29
  • Joined November 15, 2007

Favorite materials

Porcelain

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About

Welcome to my profile, my most visited page on Etsy!

STYLE & DESIGN:
My work has a very unique twist. I put the fun and funky in functional! Although obviously influenced by my natural surroundings and various travels abroad, my pottery has a strong human/spiritual metaphor to it. I feel that the things that happen to us, good and bad, are what develop character and spiritual strength. And so it is with my pottery, and the distortions I carve into the pristine forms become the most interesting character.

COMMENTS:
Thanks so much for your comments and convos! It is so helpful to hear from you, please write. This is such a great community. Below this line are some recent convos that I have received here on Etsy. The first one describes my work and my aesthetic and spiritual sensibilities more than anything I have ever written
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"The Green Jardiniere will be the focus in my office/guest room, which will be the front room in my little house, looking out upon the street to the east over cornfields and the prairie as it stretches away from the Rocky Mountains to the west. It will be in there with a painting by Rob Penn's son (Rob Penn, who died in '99, was noted Native American artist, whose son, also named Rob, I went to graduate school with while I was studying TIbetan art history and he was painting, and I bought a remarkable painting of his, and I fully expect at some point he will continue his father's legacy). So I plan to have this little room full of sunlight and painted soft light green featuring your vase and Rob's painting, where I can work and write and hang out and read and enjoy, and host friends coming to visit from out of town.

"Here is what your vase does: it is like the point in spring where the garden is about to turn into summer and be in full fruit, but it is the subtle and silent pause just before that happens. It is the bud that is about to reveal the flower inside, but hasn't quite finished developing and needs another day. The vase suggests the moment before complete fruition, a very important moment for people who travel a path. Because it holds me in that moment, it has a delectable tension, while being creamy rich and fecund. The tracery lifts me up like a little bee visiting the garden in preparation for the blooms about to happen. (My grandfather, about 57 years ago, told me that bumblebees are not aerodynamically able to fly. But they don't know that, so they fly anyway.) The lavender/purplish mauve color is like the life force thriving in plants and reminding us how everything has a kind of heartbeat, even if it isn't actually structured with a heart. The slips and bumps are the surprises one meets along the path: your toe hits a rock and you look down to see the resident garter snake slipping away into the shadows. Or, the mindfulness has softened a bit and you are caught unawares by something unusual/unexpected and it turns you in your direction on your journey. The full form balanced, poised on a delicate base is exactly how life manifests, with its gently throbbing richness balanced on delicate foundations that suggest the possibility of shift without warning. There is a sexuality to it, but nothing cultural; all natural, like the rich nature of a pistil aching for pollen, but having ultimate patience. And the whole lovely thing seems to have a sense of humor, a lightness, a sweet punchline, that makes me giggle with a little tear down along my nose. So good. I will be putting this lovely item on a secure table or in a shelf of its own, quite protected and featured. I can't believe everything worked for me to have it. I'm grateful.

Perfect."

-Fionna Bright

"I absolutely love these "blue face" items you have on etsy. I bought one of your green and brown cups at an art fair here in Louisville. . :-)"
"Great pottery. Love your whimsy."
"An artist friend told me about etsy.com and today I finally looked at the site! Your teapot caught my eye and I just wanted to tell you how much I love it! ....it is precious!! I love the attitude and the handle!!!"
"hi - i just have to tell you that your work is fabulous! wow! i am blown away and really inspired! thank you!"
"You definitely have gorgeous pottery! I have been studying pottery for 3 1/2 years at a University. I simply love this art. You truly are a great influence! Congratulations"
"I just had to write to you and tell you how much I love your work!!! It is so unique! I have had my eye on several pieces and have been trying to decide between several. Thanks for creating and sharing your art and talents with others!"
"I am just truly smitten with your teapots. I think your work is amazing."

Why Larry Watson Clay Art?:
-Unusual and expressive artwork
-FUNctional
-Exceptional materials and execution
-Original artist-designed glazes
-Gallery/museum quality
-Attention-getter
-I am PASSIONATE about my work
-Unique. Period

EXPERIENCE:
My name is Larry Watson. I am a nationally and internationally recognized artist who has been included in numerous juried exhibits, and I've traveled the eastern US to some of the best art shows in the country. Currently I am traveling the country conducting professional pottery workshops, from Connecticut to Colorado.

PROCESS:
Porcelain is the finest material available, and provides much brighter colors than average stoneware. This Pottery is fired to higher temperatures than melting glass, and is food safe, microwave safe, and dishwasher safe.

WEB:
Also, I have a blog that you can read at http://watsonclay.com/AboutLarryWatson.html
and more currently at
http://watsonclay.blogspot.com/
which is more about the thinking that contributes to my work. A wide range of topics, including the process of being a full time art business.

Enjoy!!
Larry
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