In today's world, we do not need to wait to be picked due to social media and the internet. We can pick ourselves. Many of the standards that were once used by gatekeepers to define what a good pot was may no longer be relevant. Or are they? Design, function, and elements on a form, when used intentionally, can add interest and help communicate what you might be trying to say to the world. Can we use fate, luck, chance, or happy little mistakes as a good way to make art? Or is it an excuse for poor skills or failed craftsmanship? What tools of design can we use with intent when we create work? Books Mentioned: My Pottery Project Journal.
A Potter's Book. by Bernard Leach
Basic Visual Concepts and Principles: For Artists, Architects and Designers. by Charles Wallschlaeger & Cynthia Snyder
Functional Pottery: Form and Aesthetic in Pots of Purpose. By Robin Hopper Warren Mackenzie: An American Potter. by David Lewis The Potter's Directory of Shape and Form. by Neal French Feel free to like and subscribe! Email me at email@example.com I would like to hear from you! Happy Potting! Al Wayman