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$600.00 tea pot(insult???)

updated wed 5 oct 05


Antoinette Badenhorst on tue 4 oct 05

You are wrong to call discussions of this kind an insult. See this as a
review of her work and a learning process for other potters that might =
might not get where she is with her work. Like anything in life: if you
stick your nose out; people will either polish or cut it. Personally =
learned so much from other people's criticism and any artist need to =
to live with that. Her work is not everybody's taste and from personal
experience I know that artists (and people in general) grow through =
of appreciation. An artist like Chang are used to criticism and that is
probably why she made it this far. She learns from people and she pushes
forward to do the best. In any situation there are things to take at =
and others to trash. I bet you she have learned that skill a long time =
As far as the discussion goes; I also make teapots, but I only make =
4-5 per year. I make them functional(boringly the same) and through a
discussion like this one, I rethink the way I would make my next one.
Hope you feel better and see this in a different light soon.
Antoinette Badenhorst
105 Westwood Circle
Saltillo MS, 38866

-----Original Message-----
From: Clayart [mailto:CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG] On Behalf Of Alyssa =
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 8:37 AM
Subject: Re: $600.00 Tea pot

Aside from the fact that I love Chang's work, and aspire to achieve both =
talent and her success, must we all send little nit-picky comments about =
tea-pots to Clay-Art? Why is it OK to insult her work? If we started to
insult each other's work there would be mayhem on this board.

The snide comments aren't necessary, and I'm not just writing this =
I'm a fan of Chang. I think sometimes it's easy to insult and pick-apart
artists who are doing better than we are; we'd never do this to a $25
tea-pot... Why? Insults aren't appropriate here.

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