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Studio Potter Magazine

The Balancing Act by Marion Angelica
http://studiopotter.org/balancing-act

Hang on Tight

Article Synopsis: “In preparation for this article, I interviewed ten female ceramicists to learn more about the challenges they face and what they do to balance the different parts of their lives. I chose a mix of artists, whose ages, lengths of careers in clay, and geographic locations vary. Their challenges are likely to be ones you share and their ways of addressing them might be applicable to your own lives and careers. These artists’ specific challenges are all interrelated, but I present them here in four key categories: How to assure time for studio work; how to determine the best workplace; how to maintain self-motivation; and, how to keep up the necessary energy for artistic work.”

Both Artist and Mother

Dresden Residency Awards

Can Mothers Be Artists?

Who Does She Think She Is?

Who Does She Think She Is?

Film Featuring Janis Mars Wunderlich

In a half-changed world, women are often forced to choose: Mothering or working? Your children’s wellbeing or your own own? Responsibility or self expression? Who Does She Think She Is?, a documentary by Academy Award winning filmmaker Pamela Tanner Boll, features five fierce women who refuse to choose. Through their lives, we explore some of the most problematic intersections of our time: mothering and creativity, partnering and independence, economics and art. Along the way, the film invites us to consider both ancient legacies of women worshipped as cultural muses and more modern times where most people can’t even name a handful of female artists. In the end, the diverse women in the film demonstrate that our creativity and our caregiving are not mutually exclusive, but deeply connected. In fact, their co-existence might just be the key to finishing the job.
– Written by Courtney Martin

Film Website: Who Does She Think She Is?

Also posted in Documentary Film