Monday, February 9, 2009

design indaba 2009

I have been working on my latest range of porcelain ware for the design indaba. It is the biggest event of the year.It brings global designers from across the planet although with design one often thinks across the universe a more likely description, to cape town for an amazing conference and trade show. I being the luckiest living person have been accepted to show along side the best in the world. I love sharing my joy with others. 

Sorry there are no pictures my new objects are all top secret till the 27 Feb come to the Cape Town International Convention Center. If you need advice on where to stay in Cape Town mail me and I could always recommend a few spots.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

the eastern cape

well I have just returned from an exciting trip to the eastern cape.
bathurst was beautifull salem was sweet and grayhamstown more exelent than ever before we slept in the old jail backpackers I have never felt so peacefull. we live in fear of crime but sleeping in a jail now that was secure.
port alfred has very beautifull beaches.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

porcelain bowl

This is a multi layered work. 

the last day of the last year.and a lucid description of working with porceline imagery

a day of tuidying yesterday was. moving things out studio plaque and tata. gallery freshening up and dusting. why can I not build my studio in a wind sock then I should never again be needing to dust. this last year has been a good one. I have removed so many unesesary tasks from my life. things we all asume to be vital. I made ceramics my only priority. It was inspiring watching civilization slide and melt in places as a walked past the laberinth of used dishes no no another day for you lot I am in the middle of some of the greatest discoveries one can make. and as for the ever growing mountain of sweepings in the center of every room that too proved a usefull activity as it minimized the ammount of places to look for lost objects. 

 I heard of a university studdy that wrote an equation for sucsess. 10 years or 10 000 working hours. well I certainly am not stopping at 10 000 hours. my focus shifted to pottery in 1990 and I dont belive I will ever shift my focus away from cerammics ever. the science of art the art in the science and the art of artfullness the gentleness of porcelain the almost homeopathic dilutions of metals creating colours vived and sureen. then shape curve tension and lastly grasping the form of an aingel and incising painting washing the porcine surface till flight is so certain that one fears the immages may take to the celing or find there ways to flying up to those other worlds where from they wisper. 

Saturday, December 27, 2008

an encouragement to the as of yet undiscovered brilliant crafts people

I am working on an old invention. I invented in the 90's. I won an award for the pieces using the technique in 2000 but the local cape town galleries did not have enough understanding of ceramics to grasp the magnitude of my discoveries and inventions. so it is only now that the american market has picked up on my song ware that they see how technicaly centric my art is that they wanted to see a full portfoleo of all my innovations in porcelain. and lo and behold golly golly gosh after 12 years of simmiring on the back burner suddenly an ellated bunch of well travelled international buyers bored with same same dying for something a little more cutting edje. oh gosh. I often say there are two components to the equation of being in the right place at the right time. one is the time the other is the place. simple. if you in the right place you need to do one thing only. remain in the right place and wait for the right time to come.hone your craftmanship. dont sit and waste time but be in a state of reddyness. 

Thursday, December 25, 2008

now that you found me

I am john bauer.
these are the drawings from my world and beyond.

you may have been there your self one day, now a distant memory or perhaps an asperation.
the looking glasses nature can greatly affect what you see. these are images of fluidity of wunder of pure and un adultirated dreamsfile:///Volumes/09%2010%2007%20by%20Leah/IMG_2913.jpg