Essentially, what we do isn't all that uncommon, but what we bring to it... now that is what makes it uniquely uncommon.
It's hard to tell how seriously to take any design while it's going through the studio.
To "like" it carries so little weight as to be pretty much meaningless. On line it needs to draw eyes to even begin to have any perceived semblance of validity. Sitting on a shelf with other work in a gallery, it needs to pop out and ask to be picked. But loud isn't what I pull out of my kitchen cabinet or what I'm holding when I sit down at the end of the day.
Yes, I like a loud design. It's what I click on and choose in the marketplace, but I prefer quiet and comfortable when I'm sitting down and having a moment.
I'm not sure how to resolve this.
I like to make loud things.
Hell, I might even be known for it.
Dispite this tendency, I firmly believe that studio ceramic's primary role is to directly provide a pivot for the conscious mind, a means to down regulate our system into the moment. It's a stance rooted firmly in the formal notions of ambient ceramics, Ceramics that can iplay an active role in influencing the ambiance and geography of a personal space.