[Clayart] the art scene

Vince Pitelka vpitelka at dtccom.net
Thu Sep 26 21:01:34 EDT 2019

Gregg, say it ain't so!  Come on, beautiful pots are valid works of art just like paintings and sculpture.  The idea that some art is so lofty and untouchable as to be suitable only for the wall or the pedestal is absurd.  Okay, I'm not going to touch people's paintings, but that's what is so special about functional pottery.  It can be just as valid as a work of art, and yet you get to touch it and use it every day.  Functional art rocks!
- Vince

Vince Pitelka, 
Professor Emeritus, Appalachian Center for Craft, 
School of Art, Craft & Design, Tennessee Tech University, 
Now residing Chapel Hill, NC 27516, 
vpitelka at dtccom.net, 

-----Original Message-----
From: Clayart [mailto:clayart-bounces at lists.clayartworld.com] On Behalf Of Gregg Lindsley
Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 5:03 PM
To: Clayart <clayart at lists.clayartworld.com>
Subject: [Clayart] the art scene

Hi Paul-

   I guess i am confusing you. i make functional pots. good pottery.

this discussion as i understanding it is about 'art'.  The lofty place where painters are gods and potters are dirt.  I make distinction between the two. hope this helps.
Gregg Lindsley
Earth and Fire Pottery
10325 Brookside Drive
Middletown, Ca. 95461
Function and Beauty
in the Mingei  and
Bauhaus traditions
'At home among the lost and found'
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://lists.clayartworld.com/pipermail/clayart/attachments/20190924/95bbc039/attachment.html>

More information about the Clayart mailing list