December 18, 2011 § Leave a comment
I want to wish everyone an enjoyable holiday period, whether it is Christmas or otherwise. Thank you for visiting my blog over the last year and in so doing offering me support. In terms of pottery, it has been a whirlwind year and I finish it with a growing passion for clay. ‘Use’ is a wonderful thing, to make things for people to use in their daily lives – I love that combination of aesthetics and function, which was what drew me initially towards pottery and away from Fine Art. In the coming year, I am relishing the prospect of developing my throwing skills in order to broaden the range of pots that I make.
And to ‘use’ of a different kind. Just a little something from Grayson Perry to enliven a moment of your time. The context of him talking is a debate about the use of ornament, mainly within architecture. It is Grayson Perry at his polemical best (he is on second, after 23 minutes).