Monthly Archives: October 2013

200th post ‘State of the Blog’ Address

200 posts seems kind of momentous, in a numerological sense. Perhaps I should do something different to commemorate the event. Maybe its time to assess where I am with this adventure, where I’ve been, and where I think I’m heading. … Continue reading

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Tool bias

Imagine back when you were crawling around on your knees, occasionally mustering the strength and balance to push yourself up onto your feet, teeter a bit, and then return to the seat of your pants as gravity overcomes ability. Eventually … Continue reading

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Joshua Foer explains the meaning of ‘practice’

Excerpted from the Brainpickings post on a chapter by Joshua Foer in the book “Maximize your potential” Foer writes: In the 1960s, psychologists identified three stages that we pass through in the acquisition of new skills. We start in the … Continue reading

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The potential for classism in gallery discrimination

“To the victor the spoils! And may the rich get richer!!” Ages old battle-cry of the aristocracy and all champions of the status quo. Jill Foote-Hutton just added a guest post on Carole Epp’s ‘Musing About Mud’ blog visiting the … Continue reading

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So, you are NOT an Art World *Rock Star*, but…….

I live in Athens Georgia, which is home to a number of famous musicians, musicians who ‘made it’ in the industry. Big time. There are the guys from REM, some of whom have houses in my neighborhood. The folks from … Continue reading

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Carving out a future for the ‘Art Job’

I believe we need to take more accountability as a field for our future. This is business. Education, craft shows, even a single potter depend on the bottom line for their future. Our advantage is what lies behind that bottom … Continue reading

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The Mathematics of Altered Pottery Forms

“Mathematics is the abstract study of topics such as quantity (numbers), structure, space, and change.” Wikipedia One of my favorite things to do is to take a pristine pot off the wheel and change it. Some would say “damage it”, … Continue reading

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