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    Quote Originally Posted by codyarrow View Post
    A pal of mine used an old oil drum for raku pots. He cut the oil drum in half insulated it and welded some handles on. The lower half had a hole for the gas torch and thermometer. Basically the half drum just sat on top of the other. When it got to temp we lifted the top off (can't remember whether we used gloves or tongs? We were both under 30, fit and just stupid enough to do it) and then through the pots in the sawdust.
    Results were good despite our disregard for health and safety.
    It is a pretty wild process, especially the gas fired oil can version, I was thinking more like a voyage of historical discovery, burying the pots like the great wall builders long before Jesus, then I got a quote for a roof and some other modern inconveniences putting my voyage of historical discovery back at least one summer

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    A couple of good local views which caught my eye


    The Waterwheel by Eric Ravilious 1938 (@BrecknockMuseum). Capel-y-ffin, Powys. The waterwheel was used to power a grindstone for knife-sharpening.




    Arts & Crafts sgraffito landscape - at St Mary’s Llanfair Kilgeddin nr Usk in Monmouthshire


    Musha rig um du rum da

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    Quote Originally Posted by diawl bach View Post
    I thought it might be good to revive the art thread, I have no idea where the original went. Post anything you like.

    These caught my eye recently, preferred watching it with the music off





    "I speak only of myself since I do not wish to convince, I have no right to drag others into my river, I oblige no one to follow me and everybody practices his art in his own way."
    - Tristan Tzara "Dada Manifesto 1918
    Stunning creations. If you'd seen one on a beach with no one around you'd be forgiven for thinking you'd seen an alien !

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    A couple of Canalettos that I always have to stop and have a look at when I'm in the National Gallery...




    Some paintings just catch your eye from the other end of the room and pull you towards them, and his do that to me. Something about the draughtsmanship and the detail.

    Another that catches your eye from 50 yards away is this Rembrandt selfie...


    It's the light that does it. Difficult to control the reflections on it when photographing, unfortunately.

    Col
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    probably Bernard Leach? the Raku bowl,lot of Adrian Goldsworthy art round the Visitor centre at Kinlochewe , easker1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'n Fishy View Post
    A couple of Canalettos that I always have to stop and have a look at when I'm in the National Gallery...



    It's the light that does it. Difficult to control the reflections on it when photographing, unfortunately.

    Col
    If you ever get the chance Col, Woburn Abbey's collection of Canalettos is quite something.

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