Elizabeth Reeck

While touring facilities for adults with cognitive disabilities [in Shigaraki, Japan], we spent time working with local clay. Our only directive was to play with the material. I found myself calling the work that came out of this process “doodles.” This playfulness further broke down the “isolated studio” model. I learned to embrace open and relaxed making, focused less on a rigidly defined end-product and more on enjoyment of the process.

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