“I think it’s easier to create if you’ve got other people to play with. I always find that if two or more of us throw ideas backwards and forwards at each other, I get to more interesting and original places than I could ever have got to on my own. But there is a danger; a real danger – if there’s one person round you who makes you feel defensive, you lose confidence to play and it’s GOODBYE CREATIVITY. So always make sure your play friends are people that you like and trust. And never say anything to squash them either. Never say ‘no’ or ‘wrong’ or ‘I don’t like that’, always be positive and build on what’s been said: ‘Would it be even better if…’ ‘I don’t quite understand that: can you just explain it again?’ ‘Go on’ ‘What if…’ ‘Let’s pretend…’ Try to establish as free an atmosphere as possible.”

– John CLEESE 1991


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BA (Hons) Final Year Ceramics student at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Love experimenting with material and techniques and work on a range of medium.

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