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Bily Brown at MudFire
Bily Brown Artist Bio
Bily Brown was born in 1986 and was raised in Morgantown West Virginia. He received his Associates in clay at Haywood Community College in 2012. Bily is currently a working potter in Asheville North Carolina.
Bily Brown Artist Statement
I remembered a discussion I had with my dad back when I was young while working in the studio tonight.
The topic was on how accurate and precise machines could be; while as a young kid I was fascinated by the story of John Henry.
My dad would tell me that machines could manufacture a piece of equipment so precise that the discrepancy between the pieces made were less then the width of the hair on the top of your head!
I would argue blindly that humans were just as good.
I have now realized that, no, humans are no where near as accurate or precise as machines.
I have come to a thought tonight, while working at my studio, that both my dad and my younger self would whole heartedly agree to.
"Though a machine can make a very accurate and precise object, there is no more beautiful mistake than one made by the human hand."