Today’s post is a sample from our new section Ceramics Monthly Master Class. Simon Levin explains the importance of critiquing your ceramic work, a skill that is often stressed at the college level, but is good to learn and practice at any stage of the game. Simon explains his “Suck Factor” method of gauging a piece’s success and gives some sample critiques on his own work.
I use one tool everyday, on every pot or sculpture, whether I made it or not. This pervasive tool is critical analysis, and I use it to assess the pot I am currently throwing, the work I made yesterday and the work I made years ago.
As part of our Working Potter series, successful potter Simon Levin shares his approach to the handmade pottery business.