Monday, June 13, 2011
I make pots
I make pots.
I make pots because I know I wont get a lot of money for them, at least not until I’m really old, or dead..(but for that to happen I have to be really good). I make pots because I’m not afraid of working extremely hard. I’ve accepted the fact that unless I marry into wealth, win the lottery or get a job teaching at a college (pyramid scheme), I will be living a meager life making it extremely difficult to purchase large items such as a house, a new car, or even the expertise of a doctor or dentist. I make pots because I’m in love with pots themselves, from all places of the world and from history. I make pots because of other potters. Potters are pretty unique characters in this world. We love to eat, we love to drink and we love to laugh. As potters we share the same language. Clay has no boundaries. Clay is a way of living. Clay can open many doors and take you to many places. I make pots because each pot is a question and an answer. I make pots because it is both scientific and expressive. Science as a base of fact allows for infinite possibilities of expression. I make pots because I have to. I make pots because of you. I make pots because they hold the truth. I make pots. I make pots…lots of pots.
(this is my new artist statement)
Posted by bfree clay at 10:14 AM