OK, so this may not be a proper use of this blog, but I figured what the heck. I recently was accepted into my first juried exhibit and I need to submit an artist's statement, bio and resume along with my pots. I am not stressed about the bio and resume, but the artist's statement has me in fits. I have written one out and would love some feedback, please!
Here's what I came up with:
As a part time potter, clay enriches my life by providing excitement, community, relaxation and creative satisfaction. I strive to create functional pots that have personality and that will engage the user.
A pot’s personality is imbued during its creation: the clay can be pulled, stretched, poked, textured, cut, joined, glazed and fired. I rarely finish a pot without leaving hints of the making visible. The play of glaze over throwing lines, the blush of fire and ash on a woodfired pot, the balance of smooth lines to slashed and bulging clay; these are the things that catch the eye and beckon a pot to be held, to be used and to be enjoyed.
I wish for my pots enrich the lives of those who use them, as the making of them has enriched my own.
What do you all think?
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