Oh my goodness, you guys! Thank you so much for the thought you put into your portion of your two cents here. So very helpful!
GEP, you nailed my fear of pigeon holing myself and not being fun or artful...and giving myself the freedom to be an artist first.
Mark C, your advice was perfect and to the point. I have been told by family and friends that I am too hard on my own pottery. I think that's good to a point-- and I think that's how I was able to sell so many. I too, have looked at others' "garbage" and been enthralled. What I don't sell I will smash with a hammer!
ShawnHar, I love the idea of being able to teach, be my own glaze master in my own studio, and sell the stuff I've made; thanks for that vision.
Neil- I like how you didn't put a judgement on taking a lot of time on a single piece ( vs volume), because frankly, sometimes that's where the art comes in.
Cactus and Hulk, I like the visual of the three- legged stool. That gives me something to think about,
"Small batch potter" I like I wasn't looking to define myself as much as to get a grip on thought and
Liam, I am working on consistency; I think being able to recreate is the hallmark of a good potter. Thank for your thoughts.