Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Human Nature?

Perhaps we make because it is our human nature. One thing that my grandfather ( a potter for over 50 years) said is "we have hands, we have human nature." Our bodies, and our brains have evolved in a way so that we are able to make and create things to use and to look at.

We are well equipped for making, so why not do it ourselves? Industry, and factories have made our lives much easier in many ways, there are far fewer things that we have to do every day to get by. But we still have our hands (well, most of us do..) and we still have our human nature, so it only seems natural for us to feel the urge to use these things, and feel fulfilled, and useful by making things by hand.

1 comment:

  1. I think this project proves it is right to make things, for a broad set of reasons. But does this right to make create alternative choices for those with skill or a Hierarchy?