I have developed these false assumptions about what dictates good art from bad art off of a variety of influences, from the media to textbooks. But I have to say the worst purveyor of these thoughts came from my classroom critiques in college. Roughly every two weeks you would put your work up in front of the class, in a row with the other students’ art. Everyone would step back, take a look at everyone else's work. This is the piece that has had their attention and sweat (not to mention sometimes blood) for weeks and then everyone would….. shred it to bits. Look, I get it. It’s amazing how your work can benefit when you get other’s point of view, and you must be taught that the world will sometimes reject your art. Blah blah blah.
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Through the years of selling our ceramics on the road we have figured out that though there are many well-educated folks around when it comes to quality pottery, there are some that don’t exactly understand what it is they should be looking for. And even worse, we have found some “potters” who clearly do not understand what it is they should be making. One such infamous case was a fellow who boasted how “durable” his pieces were by slamming them onto a piece of wood in front of customers….. see rule #3 if you do not understand why this is atrocious.