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I like Chris Antemann a lot, some very sexy pieces...
I have been seeing more ceramics around as well and a few of the good pieces I've seen were pots... But vessels can definitely be art in my book, just off the top of my head, you can look to Asia for some vessels that are great art.
Personally I loved the critics on this site and have learned a lot from such criticism. Perhaps just a sucker for punishment but am happy to listen to what anyone has to say... good, bad and below the belt.
Bring it on!
I just use the "water off a ducks back" method for anything that is not useful, the comments that are true are alway useful, especially if they hurt, then you know to pay attention!
I don't know about this site being dead, i think that it has just become refined.
Keep up the good work