Making & Using
Monday: We will kick off the week WELCOMING EVERYONE, sitting down with a favorite mug and talking, sharing, about that mug and maker and the week to come. This is a day to celebrate what we are making in the studio and what we are using in the home, all things clay.
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Red Clay Rambler Feature -
On the topic of using handmade ceramics I have a 2013 interview with Sarah Jaeger. Known for her highly decorated porcelain pottery she has maintained a studio in Helena, MT since 1987. Before becoming a potter Sarah studied literature and this early influence is reflected in her eloquent writing about the hand made. "Despite the material abundance of our culture, it seems to me that we have been impoverished by the disjunction of beauty and handwork from utility that accompanied the industrial revolution and the hourly wage. When time became a commodity, it no longer made sense to make mere dishes by hand, and yet, as the jeweler and writer Bruce Metcalf has said, "handwork makes meaning, not just physical things." In the interview we talk about the human desire to create meaning through hand made objects, as well as her love of pattern and volume, and the early days when she would skip class to spend more time in the clay studio.