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#21 Carol Eaton

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 12:43 PM

Although I've been a potter for years it took me a few years to call myself a potter. I felt I had to earn that title. So...potter it is!

#22 stephsteph


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 12:03 AM

 none of the categories quite fit me. tile maker? sculptor?  hand builder?

potter isn't accurate either though i don't howl about being in the big tribe.

oh? and that other word, at least it is better if you take out the extra 'syllalibble'

i.e., ceramist rather than ceramicist.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 05:46 AM

I'd say that I'm a potter and I make pots. 


It doesn't preclude me from making pots that are art, and I can fill that role as well, but I'm good with potter. My day job for the last 15 years has been making, installing, and fixing things, and I feel there is a lot of value in titles like craftsman, artisan, and tradesman. If they have lost value in society's eyes, in then it up to us to change that.

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