American ceramic artist and painter Toshiko Takaezu: "You are not an artist simply because you paint or sculpt or make pots that cannot be used. An artist is a poet in his or her own medium. And when an artist produces a good piece, that work has mystery, an unsaid quality; it is alive."
A member of the Bloomsbury Group, Vanessa Bell (1879-1961) was a British painter and interior designer, considered one of the leading landscape and porrtait painters of the 20th century. She was also Virginia Wolf's sister.