[Clayart] Bad pots

Randall Moody randall.moody at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 14:28:12 EDT 2016

Most institutes of higher learning have policies in place dealing with
"intellectual property" dealing with patentable and copyrightable works
even if they don't implement them for the art department(s). Most have the
position that if a student invention (or art work) was created under a
professor's supervision or with the use of school resources or grant money,
then the school can assert the same ownership right as it does for faculty
inventions (or art work). But unlike work by faculty the intellectual
property claims by students is a bit murky and differ from institute to

That being said, anyone in a teaching institution breaking another's work
as a "critique" with no further explanation is a bit of an arse IMO.

On Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 12:29 AM, David Hendley <david at farmpots.com> wrote:

> No one could ever do this now if they wanted to keep their job,
> but my professor in graduate school would throw student's
> bad pots into the reclaim barrel, with the entire class watching
> and not a word being said. It was brutal, but the message
> was clear.
> If a pot was not awful, but really not good, it was not unusual
> for a student to return the next day to find cigarette butts in
> the pot. Yes, the professor smoked in the ceramics lab.
> And yes, he did conduct real critiques, but if a pot was bad
> enough it never made it to the critique!
> David Hendley
> david at farmpots.com
> http://www.farmpots.com
> ----- Original Message -----
>> I can remember Grandpa saying when he and his brothers were learning to
>> turn as boys, his father would come through at the end of the day with a
>> big stick and knock down all the pots that did not come up to his
>> standards.
>> *                       JIM BROWN*
>> *                 BROWN POTTERS*

Randall in Atlanta
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