Thursday, April 3, 2014

Indifference



The other night during the juror’s comments at the Biennial Show of the Hamilton Potters Guild juror Angelo Di Petta said there is nothing worse that someone’s indifference to your work. It is better to make work that someone loves or that they hate. At least they have some kind of feeling for your work.  I had a Professor once that said say something brilliant and they will remember you as the person who said something brilliant! Say something stupid and they will remember you as the person who said something stupid. But if you say nothing at all who will remember you? Making work without feeling is indifference to the material.  Living with indifference is a non- state of mind.  With the passing of so many clay legends this past year I am reminded that life is precious and that we should live it with passion not with indifference.

2 comments:

Anne D said...

thank you for sharing your thoughts, you always bring me to a different place with your writing... today was a particularly tough day and this reminded me that bad is better than indifferent, in at least the way that at least if i do badly i'm still experimenting and trying...

Dharsi said...

i stop by your blog frequently and throughly enjoy your writing and ogling your work. I hope some day to meet you so I don't feel so much like a stocker. I check your workshop list frequently for northern New England offerings.