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        Arlene Shechet: Controlling Her Art | Art in the 21st Century: "Secrets"

        Find out why artist Arlene Shechet enjoys using clay as a material, and how she takes inspiration from its lack of beauty. Schechet describes clay as having no character of its own, and she explains why that is liberating for an artist. The artist describes a freedom in working with clay because of the material's "lack of beauty in its raw state." You will also find out more about the Meissen porcelain factory where Schechet worked, as well as her artwork that was inspired by porcelain manufacturing.

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