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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-21-2001, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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So, in May this year I took my wife to Amsterdam for a week for a wedding anniversary trip. Now, what's that got to do with the origins of Swirls I hear you shout?

Well, read on - I just needed to establish my credentials as a sensitive new age guy!

Ever willing to absorb some of the culture in the places we visit we spent a day at the excellent Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

So, amongst the breathtaking dutch masters, an awesome asiatic art collection and just under one million other pieces in their excellent collections I came across these...

http://jemsiteforum.com/sharefiles/i...eum_Swirl1.JPG
http://jemsiteforum.com/sharefiles/i...eum_Swirl2.JPG


Swirl owners will be interested to note that the accompanying tag reads...

"Earthenware decorated with layers of coloured slip under a transparent lead glaze. North Italy, c. 1575-1625"

* * * * * * * **- Wow -

Now, the patternation, motion, colour mix, fluidity and depth of colours was scarily similar to my PMC.

I had a little bit of a goosebump moment knowing that I'm holding the antique of the future and that some point 400 years from now some other geek will be looking at my guitar, equally gaping in awe at it's sublime finish.

The small plate and jug really stood out and the colours were actually much better than you see in these shots (difficult to take a photo, through glass and without flash whilst lit by flourescent lights!).

I thought at the time I'll put a post on Jemsite about that and have only just got a-round-tu-it.

So comments please - any other Swirlesque history that you know about, please let me know.

Your man-in-amsterdam

- Ade.



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great stuff arty: ...glen
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-21-2001, 12:52 PM
 
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I guess the technique of swirl has been around for quite some time. It is also apparent that few in modern times have studied and learned the skill.

Thankfully, we know a couple people that did.
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wow! i love the lore about it. Gives nostalgia a new name:-)
I'm a geek for this kinda stuff:thumbsup:
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I wish every guitar swirl looked as good as those!
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the swirl has been around for a bazillion years, it was done years and years ago on paper, it is such a kewl technique. *I love the swirls, One day I too shall own one!
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I love those swirls:biggrin: *Thanks for posting the pics. *What's interesting about those is it looks like they were swirled rotationally rather than the side to side ATD motion. *I'd like to ask Darren if he ever rotated a guitar through the mix...it looks awesome on pottery!
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-21-2001, 08:58 PM
 
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Nice plate, but i prefer a DNA thanx heheheheheheheh :biggrin:
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That is some great stuff....amazing!!!
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-24-2001, 02:33 PM
 
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Actually I've seen some japanese examples of the swirl, they were also used in books for the covers with the purpose of decoration, a very old but further refined art by masters such as Darren!

Nice pics thanks for sharing mate!

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