Linda Jean JohnArt Worker, sometime Potter
Pots are easy to categorise, being receptacles for air or liquid, and this page shows things I make that can be named ‘pots’. But a pot/vessel can be suggestive of what is human, in ways that allow it to stray into the realm of what we might call art.
I think I know when to call a pot a pot, but don’t always know what art is (do we?), which is why I might be tempted to describe some work I make as ‘sculptural’ (but never ceramic sculptural).
Above is a broken pot that looks a bit like art looks. Below is a potter making pots.
Or is it?