A friend of mine sent me a great keynote speech given by Charles Lewton-Brain. I've been reorganizing my studio and came across it this morning and re-read it and there are many pearls of wisdom. I thought I'd pass them along from time to time. Let me know your thoughts.
We do not make toasters. We make objects that grow from our lives, our minds, our materials and process. Not to mention our experience. There is an old story of someone questioning the price of a mug and asking how long it took to make. The potter responds with, "30 years and 15 minutes".
Indentity as a maker is vital in the relationship with the audience. Generate content. Tell stories about your life, your ideas, your work.