Monday, June 30, 2014

Grayson Perry's studio and his ceramic truths

Grayson Perry is one of my all time favourite ceramic heroes and in this video he shares couple of stories at his studio. Time after time I return to this clip, when ever I have a bad firing and I want to quit even worse or I need somebody to distance mentor and support my thought process of ceramics as a contemporary art form.  

The story he tells by his kiln is definitely the best part of the video and he sure is telling the truth: it's quite not that hard to make ceramics in general but it's really shitty when something goes wrong in the kiln. I'm still taking my lessons in controlling my disappointment but sometimes a session with china paints and a gilding firing are a good second chance.