phill Posted March 15, 2012 Report Share Posted March 15, 2012 I'll be honest, I don't really plan on debating if functional ceramics are better or worse than sculptural ceramics. i just used that in the title to grab your attention. did it work? (rhetorical). But it does relate. here's how: I like functional pottery better than sculptural. I like to make functional things, I like the look of functional things better, I just plain like functional pots more. And I know that I immediately judge pots by what I like and don't like. Do you also judge pots the same way? It seems like a secret--I can't actually let on that I deem pots good or bad based on what I like, can I? It seems too simple, too easy, too mean, and less credible. But it is the truth. I study pots a lot. I look at good pots and bad pots, pots that are deemed worthy of display by museums and galleries, pots that other people think are good through books and websites. I see professional potters selling work and examine their pots. I notice what sells and what doesn't. I think people foolish or wise based on what pots they buy. These honest thoughts may seem silly to you, but consider that all of this comes down to these questions: 1. Is it viable to judge pottery based on what I like? 2. Is there really a standard in pottery for judgement? Thanks for your well-thought answers. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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