I was curious to hear what people would write and say regarding Form vs. Surface. This is has been an long ongoing internal discussion for me. I did notice that a good amount of people that suggested Form would probably take prominence were notably, not only potters, but potters that had a good headlock on their surfaces already. They had a pallet of exciting surfaces and visions to test against and grace any forms that they work to develop.
But the coffeehaus community that I polled seemed much more fixated on the surfaces... I have to say that I'm partial to taking into consideration this view that may, in the end, help keep me from having to find the space to store an abundance of unsold work.
I'm still up in the air on this, but think it's safe to say that it's a balance...
"Sure and deliberate forms are the best sign of a competent potter... but a well handled surface can make a good form look great, and a great form dance!"