Stephen King is an author of supernatural fiction. What do you think he means when he says "you can" and "you should"?
In what ways are you not brave when it comes to creating pieces with clay?
In what ways have you become brave by doing the work in this class?
Recall a time you learned from an artistic "mistake".. share what you learned, and the frustrations you felt with that process/project. Due 11/13.
Here's my view.
How we Learn from Mistakes
Learning from mistakes helps us grow. Falling happens a lot when first riding a bike. Getting back up and riding again is the tough part. It's the repetitive doing that we as artists, learn, and by doing, and many times we discover more about that thing than we knew before.
There's no substitute for hands-on practice, in both hand-building and wheel -throwing. While doing hands-on practice, learning can be "extrinsic" as well as "intrinsic". When learning a new skill, intentional thinking & focus is required. This is "extrinsic" and DIFFICULT practice. This could be slip-trailing or wheel-throwing, handle-making or carving. This is very extrinsic ( from external sources-a teacher or video). When you simply repeat things you can already do, you are doing "intrinsic" practice. Your body's skills are being developed. Your brain is connected to the tips of your fingers and learning to respond automatically, without thinking. Before long, doing the new skill will become like second nature. Whether you are learning the piano, game of soccer, or pottery, if you switch between hard and easy practice, it will get easier. It is a great way to develop a more difficult skill. If you are not challenging yourself in pottery, then why not? How ARE you challenging yourself daily? Answer here.....
Beatrice Wood-was an American artist and studio potter involved in the Avant Garde movement in the United States; she founded The Blind Man magazine in New York City with French artist Marcel Duchamp and writer Henri-Pierre Rochéin 1916. She had earlier studied art and theater in Paris, and was working in New York as an actress. She later worked at sculpture and pottery. Wood was characterized as the "Mama of Dada." She was quite the character and had much to say about life and art. She lived to be 95, when she passed away in 1998.
Trivia- she was the character "Rose" in the movie Titanic!!
Respond to this: Is your art too precious to sell? Do you have pieces you have made that you will never part with? If so, what are they? Why are they special? Please enter your opinion/insight by Sunday 11/7