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Month: June 2010

How to Repair Broken Pottery?

How to Repair Broken Pottery?

Broken pottery happens to everyone eventually. After a certain amount of use, someone is bound to drop a mug or plate. Luckily, it is easy to fix ceramics using special products and techniques. Follow the tips below to successfully prepare your broken ceramic pieces. Fix Broken Pottery with Industrial Strength Adhesive Often times, people will recommend using a two-part epoxy when fixing ceramics. Though the two-part epoxy works well, it is difficult to maneuver over a small area like the…

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DSLR Photography for beginners

DSLR Photography for beginners

DSLRs are complex pieces of photographic equipment and it is easy to get lost or fail to take full advantage of their capabilities. Looking beyond the user aids such as scene modes in entry level DSLRs, they are still capable of stunning results in the hands of a competent photographer even if they come in designer colors. . Scene modes appear helpful but hey apply a one size fits all approach to more complex photographic situations and fail to take…

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National Center for Khmer Ceramics Revival (NCKCR)

National Center for Khmer Ceramics Revival (NCKCR)

The NCKCR is a non-profit and non-governmental organization aiming to rediscover and reintroduce Khmer ancestral pottery techniques and support the development of contemporary Khmer ceramic art. In the process, NCKCR creates economic opportunities, helping to decrease poverty in Cambodia. Serge Rega established NCKCR in Siem Reap-Angkor, renowned for the Angkor temples. Tourists abound, creating substantial incomes, but paradoxically Siem Reap remains one of the poorer provinces of Cambodia. Siem Reap is emerging as a developed city, but geographically, poverty is displaced…

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Making the Most at Museum and Gallery Visits

Making the Most at Museum and Gallery Visits

Museums and large art galleries are treasure houses of historic collections and famous art from many periods in history. Often there is less than a quarter of the collection on display at any time due to space. In the film, European Vacation, the family exhausts themselves by trying to see every major art piece and famous painting in as many galleries and museums as they can cram in during a two week visit to several cities in Europe. While their antics…

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Identifying counterfeit crystal goods

Identifying counterfeit crystal goods

Crystal is a cheaper low-grade gems, used to impersonate the only glass. Easily without damage identification method is as follows: 1 touch method: Gems are crystals, heat quickly, the glass is amorphous crystallization, heat slowly. Therefore, touching the sample, crystalline  have a cool feeling; and there are warm feeling of glass.Of course, such recognition to the prior general practice, familiar with the differences between the two can only be determined after the test is not available before too long holding time, or…

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Kinetic Sculpture

Kinetic Sculpture

Many think of sculpture as a static, ever-constant work of three-dimensional art such as classical figurative works in stone. Kinetic sculpture is a far cry from these weighty forms. Kinetic sculpture is made up of light, flowing, free-moving parts that create an ever-changing combination of forms. Any art form made of free-moving components can be called a kinetic sculpture. Alexander Calder: The Inventor of the Kinetic Sculpture Mobile The first widely-recognized kinetic sculpture was created by artist, Alexander Calder around…

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Fundamentals of Drawing

Fundamentals of Drawing

Every form of art has its own beauty. While carrying the special beauty, every art requires certain basic fundamental principles to be observed while doing the same. So the art of drawing has also a set of fundamental principles. Along with the growing practice of doing practical training, it would be necessary to know these art fundamentals, too. Here are some of the fundamentals of drawing. Seeing The Shapes Basically the visual art is matter of seeing. So an artist has…

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Rascal Ware in Canton

Rascal Ware in Canton

It’s not every day that we are honored with our own museum exhibition. Of course, in accepting the invitation, we have also bought some pressure. After all, we want to show only our best work. But there are five of us here–Junior, Pilcher, Mosley, Hairy and me. While I’m the famous one, the others are artistically and emotionally involved and the question arises, “Can we agree on what IS our best work?” These four guys really bear down, spouting something…

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