Dear readers, each and everyone of you,
I don't care for censorship. I had hoped I would never have to censor anything on a blog which I conceived of as a means to build a community of artists, art lovers, critics, educators, emerging artists, established ones, young and old. But today I've had to censor a few comments and I would like to discuss this openly and with transparency. I encourage you to join in a positive constructive discussion of the issue and to add your individual perspectives.
As an artist I see the value of constructive criticism. I encourage it. I desire it in my own practice for the challenges it can present; and for the opportunities for growth that it can inspire.
The comments that I have had to censor today are in my opinion not constructive, but rather a personal attack on a variety of levels which I feel does not have it's place on this blog. I aim to showcase a variety of ceramic based art on this site. There will be many different genres, skill levels, approaches shown. I believe that this is very important as this amazing clay community is built up of so many individuals and their unique approaches to art.
I always encourage dialogue and commentary on the blog. In fact I often desire more commentary. But should you ever feel the need to be cruel, rude and make personal attacks (directed at myself or any other artist I showcase on the blog) I will be forced to censor your comments. Please understand and respect this. If you would like to comment on this or ask questions of me regarding this please do so either publically in the comments or you can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
As always I look forward to hearing from you, my dear readers. I appreciate that you are all here with me everyday and a part of this online community. I respect your opinions and thoughts and would love to hear them.