Last Thursday I stepped out of my comfort zone and got up in front of a crowd of people to talk about my studio and my ceramics, as one of the speakers in Garage Cafe (#6). The audience consisted mostly of people from the Rotterdam art school, including some former teachers of mine. A world that I have very intentionally left behind. But it felt good to confront them, to get up and stand for what I have chosen to do, something that I would never have been allowed to do during my Fine Art studies. And maybe they are right, I will always approach pottery thinking like a fine artist. And that is totally fine.
Go check out the Garage Cafe events on Instagram and maybe I’ll see you at the next one!