One of the perks of being back in an academic setting is visiting artists. UMass Dartmouth had the pleasure of welcoming back alumni Martha Grover, who is currently a working artist. She works in porcelain fired to cone 10 - 11, altering thrown forms to capture the elegance of flowers and dance.
It was such a treat to absorb her tips and tricks as well as any advice she had to share about the potter's life. If she is ever doing a workshop in your area I highly recommend it. We talked about what it's like to establish yourself, balancing personal and business life, and got into the nitty gritty of technique (among many, many other topics). Here are a few of my take aways:
Artist and maker discussing art and making. Peeks into my studio life, professional tips I stumble upon, and discussions about contemporary art and craft.