And then there was last Summer's ubiquitous youtube that was marketing an "app" with which to create pottery on your apple iPad...
Is it just me, or does anyone else detect a tiny level of non-functionality in the pottery produced with that app? Is saving the pot as a .gif file supposed to be the same thing as firing? ...or would you think of .gif as being like a raku firing, while .jpg is, say, low firing, but tif. is high-fired? Maybe a pit firing is saved as a .pitmap?)
With these ominous clouds gathering on pottery's horizon and a-threatnin', it would appear that the craft of making pottery by hand is at death's door -- these attacks from the cyber/tech world may be too much to survive.
And now Brandon Phillips has responded to yesterday's blog post with a video of what can only be viewed as the final nail in the coffin of all potterdom. It's all over for us, folks.
Oh, I could think of a few holes in the home dishmaker's Swiss cheese logic, but I think my friend (and very talented Twin Cities singer/songwriter/guitarist) Lonnie Knight may have encapsulated it best when he wrote:
Well, we can go about a million directions with this one, can't we? I'll have the hot soup and while you're at it, pour the boiling water over my tea bag in this cup here...
". . . as soon as you're done, it'll melt back to its original shape." I think I'll just let that one sit there.
How about cups with handles, ya smart-ass uppity machine?
Retro-fit kitchen cupboards to house dish-maker: $4,000
Cup handle attaching machine: $1,400
Savings on dish soap (annual): $11.50
No more dishwater hands: Priceless
Brilliant observer of life, that Lonnie.
Here's Lonnie. If you live in the Twin Cities area and can catch him live I would HIGHLY recommend it.