Friday, November 7, 2008

What's this all about?

First, let me say that if you are interested in joining in this critique group, send me an email at starkspots@yahoo.com I'm limiting it to works in clay, but it is open to both functional and sculptural work.

As far as posting pots for critique, I think this should be open to pots at all stages: greenware, bisqueware, glazed, everything. You are welcome to post a picture, multiple pictures, or better yet--video of a pot in the round. I also think that you can talk about the pot--what you like/dislike etc, or just put up a pot and let us all be brutally honest! Hehe.

I think that it is so important for us as potters/ceramists to have outside input on our work. I think that it is all to easy to fall into a rut and get lost in our comfort zone. Having an objective eye to evaluate a new form can really be helpful in getting a pot to have that quality that is really just indescribable. It can be easy to see when a pot is 'right,' but it can be almost impossible to look at a form that you have been struggling with and fix what is 'wrong.' Ok, now I'm just rambling, so if there is anything that I have left out, let me know.

4 comments:

JUDI TAVILL said...

I'm in whooo hoo!!!!

Judy Shreve said...

Who's going to start? Someone should post a photo & let us all comment. Ben you started this - lol - want to go first?

Linda Starr said...

This is a great idea, I'd like to volunteer some of my pots from time to time. I don't have critique in my classroom studio and I feel I could benefit from this. Thanks I sent an email.

TropiClay Studio said...

I would definitely appreciate the input. Count me in!