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 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.



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!