Cup & Pencil

The further fruits of ceramics class: a small cup. I made the clay too thick. As a result it feels incredibly hefty, as if it’s a blunt weapon intended for violence which just happens to have the form of a cup. I have been pondering Aristotelian philosophy recently and this cup would seem to pose a problem: its weight, its general feel in the hand, indicates its final cause is to be a weapon, but I made it without any such intent. Whence arose the final cause in this case?

 

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And here is a picture of a giant pencil in the town of Terchova in North Slovakia. It is approximately 8-10 metres tall.

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