Hmmm, I’ve got a list of awnsers to that question…beginning with why not?
But if your interested in a more thorough and indepth discussion check out the Symposium: Why Clay? hosted by the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, NY.
It’l be a full day – October 26th – dedicated to looking at historical and contemporary passions for the beloved material.
Speaker line up includes:
Reena Kashyap, Executive Director, Clay Art Center
Janet Langsam, Executive Director, Westchester Arts Council
Judith Schwartz, Ph.D., Professor, NYU, Dept. of Art and Art
Chris Staley, potter and educator
Ulysses Grant Dietz, Senior Curator, and Curator of Decorative Arts, The Newark Museum
Lois Hetland, Associate Professor of Art Education, Massachusetts College of Art
John Perreault, art critic, curator, artist, poet and founder of Artopia
Anat Shiftan, Associate Professor of Ceramics, SUNY, New Paltz
And artist talks by:
Judy Moonelis, Julia Galloway, Jeff Shapiro

You’ll find more information on line here, including a breif about all the talks to be presented, looks like quite the thought provoking day!