It’s no secret that that engaging in the same action over and over again makes it more likely that you will develop a repetitive strain injury. The good news is that this outcome is not inevitable. Learning more about your most important tool, your body, can be incredibly empowering.
I don’t know about the art program(s) that you attended, but in the ones I went through we didn’t really talk about health and wellness in the studio. I get it, we’re in art school to study art, not physical therapy, but our studio practices influence the longevity of our careers, and I believe that encouraging education about these topics should be a priority.
I am excited to share that Wellness for Makers and Reset will be at this year’s NCECA conference in Pittsburgh, PA! In case you didn’t know, NCECA, the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, is an awesome conference for ceramic artists. It is a great opportunity to attend amazing lectures, exhibitions, and workshops, and have a great time networking. Come meet us at booth # 429 in the vendor room!