Another part of this discussion for me centers around the rapid changes of the past 10 or 15 yrs.
I recently saw that compact cameras, the rage just a few short years ago are being replaced by cell phones with cameras. The cell phone cameras giving the same or better quality than the compact cameras; film cameras=gone.
It almost seems that our comparative clay past is not 100's of years but 10's of years as we try and keep instep with today's society .
Only a half a generation ago, potters in Seagrove sold dinner plates for $1-$4 each, today I'm at $32-$36 and another potter in Asheville is at $125/plate, with the reasoning that it is a reasonable price for his customers.
As in a previous post in this thread, money equals standing equals art, hard to disagree in this context.