“I certainly think there is a misconception about needing sight to make anything beautiful,” says artist Ann Lapidus, who has been vision impaired for the last six years. “Fear is the biggest thing — fear of people who are different and fear of going outside the box. Generally, the biggest limitation I come across are other people’s ideas of what I can’t do.”
Artist Ann Lapidus, 30, holds a piece of pottery she made as she stands for a portrait in her Squirrel Hill home on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. She is an artist whose mediums include bead making from polymer clay, as well as creating pottery on a wheel. Lapidus was born sighted but lost her sight to disease as a young adult; she has been blind for the past 6 years. Read more from the Tribune-Review’s Rachel Weaver here.