Think I may have found the perfect apprentice today.
I think you need to make a lot of work. A ton of work. Hundreds, maybe thousands of rotten bad pieces with heavy bottoms and poor glaze. Work through to get to the good stuff. And even then, keep striving for better. Always. An opportunity will come when you have the work to give it. Work comes first- 10,000 hrs to make a master ( ….and I really think that’s the case). People will start to like your things, promote you. You then promote you. Fame and fortune-go!
Most valuable for me: approach art making as a blue collar job. Art school gave me a romantic notion of being an artist. I was raised more practical. Wake up, work long and probably in solitude. Rinse, repeat.
And keep going. Don’t quit.
Xoxo- the beauty:)