Archive Feature: Artaxis Authors
In his 2007 article, “Think Nothing of It,” Hayne Bayless shares the story of his transition from journalist to potter, and how the lessons he learned as a writer have influenced his creative process and taught him to learn by making.
Léopold L. Foulem’s 2015 article, “The Use of the Volumetric in the Ceramics of Pablo Picasso,” discusses how Picasso’s understanding of ceramics as a “distinct artistic space” distinguishes him as one of the few famous painters who made significant contributions to the field of ceramics.
In her 2010 article, “The Digital Future,” Holly Hanessian evaluates the state of ceramics in the information era, and how educators can incorporate new digital technologies and techniques into their curricula.
J.J. McCracken’s 2015 piece, “Teach Them to Fish: Thoughts on Charity and Reciprocity,” reflects on the Hunger project, a three-part, performance piece that focused on huger and food insecurity in Philadelphia, and how she learned that charity should not simply give to the needy, but empower the needy to care for themselves and others.
There are now over two dozen articles authored by Artaxis artists available to the public on the Studio Potter website. Click the names below to check them out, or visit these artists’ Artaxis pages, which include a link to their profile page on studiopotter.org. Keep an eye out for more to be posted over the course of the summer!
Heather Mae Erickson
Léopold L. Foulem
Brian R. Jones