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The Value of Critique

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I’m always surprised, in the various wire art forums I participate in, that there is so little emphasis on critique. There are groups aplenty, and most of them are geared toward learning. But very rarely is a true critique--one that’s more than “So beautiful!”--offered. It’s unfortunate, because there’s a lot of benefit to be found in receiving and offering critiques. 

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