Elizabeth Priddy on thu 3 jun 10
We are a group of thousands come together over something we love
so much that we all want to help each other do it better and
easier and with more fun. I'll get back to this directly, y'all.
If you gave me a quiz about clayart people, I could tell you what maybe a c=
ouple of hundred of you "do". Can you name 20 people on clayart and descri=
be what their niche is?
Isn't that awesome? And if you found out about
some cool new thing in their field, you might even send them a note,
even if you have never spoken directly, much less "know" each other.
For some, I could tell you their whole life story!
I like that, up to a point.
All of us have bias in life toward some position regarding all these
other things. And we can all find someone diametrically opposed to
everything we believe right here. I have sometimes wondered if individual=
s were drunk or high when they posted(still?).
I often wondered why mel had no caps key (freak!).
But these were guesses and passing musings. Then you open your
figurative mouth and spew something into the mix that we can't unsee now.
So if I think your jokes make you a misogynistic dinosaur, but in
fact you are really funny and sweet and love and respect the women
in your life, I will never know.
If you send some screed about religion that makes you sound like
a bigot or worse, an idiot, I can't unsee that.
I got slammed for something I said under duress over 10 years ago.
I am a fine person to know, good sense of humor, nice legs. But that
person hates me and probably defames me whenever they get the chance.
(Seriously, I have very nice legs, kinda chunky otherwise,
but legs to covet! My knees are not even knobby...)
My point? You don't want this to be the experience of clay art. You
want to celebrate something rare. We are a group of thousands come
together over something we love so much that we all want to help each
other do it better and easier and with more fun. You can't do that
much in life. Bias always comes in at some point, sometimes for and
sometimes against people you know and otherwise like.
Let's keep clayart for this.
For jokes and crazy, there is always facebook (welcome!).
Beaufort, NC - USA
Bryan Johnson on thu 3 jun 10
The turner noticed that the same old subjects come around again and again.
The burner got flamed ( didn't damper enough)
The potter slipped out to get some work done.
I hope that clay jokes will be allowed.