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fw: questions of ethic in ceramic education

updated sun 25 apr 10


Angela Davis on fri 23 apr 10

Oh Kelly! My hero.
Did you really mean to say nostrils?

Angela Davis
Homosassa FL
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kelly Savino"
> To:
> Sent: Friday, April 23, 2010 11:00 AM
> Subject: Re: Questions of Ethic in Ceramic Education
>> Dayton Grant wrote:
>>>If you think it is a 'moral obligation' of a ceramic teacher, or 'school=
>>>teaching ceramics,
>>>to notify their students of new developments in the field,
>>>(like more efficient throwing methods or more efficient kilns) or not,
>>>and how you've come to that >opinion.
>>>I was throwing in a class once and one of the students pointed to me and
>>>said, "We wanna learn how to do >what he's doing", and the teacher said,
>>>"He's using different clay than us", and I was using the 'exact' same
>>>clay. (snip)
>> Yes, Dayton. By all means, a congressional 'committee' should be formed
>> to 'investigate' whether you are infinitely more 'qualified' than all of
>> your "teachers" and whether they are, therefore, 'unethical' charlatans
>> for not bringing students into the 'true way and the light' of your dry
>> throwing 'trick'.
>> Dude. Give it a rest. Get over yourself. We get it, you learned to do a
>> cool thing and are proud of yourself. Can you design? trim? glaze? how's
>> your eye? what does your finished work look like, in case we want to pon=
>> up our Ben Franklins?
>> Here's a marketing tip: if you want to promote your work or your
>> technique, don't open your pitch with "You're all idiots, schools are a
>> joke, teachers suck, look what I can do". I don't care if you can extrud=
>> kiln posts with your nostrils, it's not worth wading through the self
>> important blabla to learn about it.
>> Yours
>> Kelly in Ohio
>> where I get to decide for myself what's a waste of my time
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