My decision to go back to school was based on several factors.
- Technique - My work has shifted from being predominantly glass to predominantly clay and I'd like to further develop my technical understanding of materials, process, and techniques.
- Community - After working alone in the studio for the past couple years, I wanted to work among other artists sharing ideas and engaging in critiques.
- Artistic Development - I felt like it was time to get out of my comfort zone and push myself. I want to be asked those "hard questions" about my work. Why do I make the work that I do?
- Opportunity - juried shows, lectures, visiting artists, art openings, network with other artists and professionals, etc.
Back to school also means a shift in my studio routine. While I will continue to blog, fill gallery orders, and complete commissioned work, I want to allow myself the time needed (and required) to get the most out of this program. This year is going to be more about process than product.
I'm looking forward to sharing this next chapter of learning, personal growth and artistic development with you.
"What sculpture is for a block of marble, education is to the soul" - Joseph Addison
Thanks for reading!