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  1. I was a sculpting and painting major at the University of Toledo / Toledo Museum School of Design during the 1960s. I took a pottery class during my freshman year and nearly failed it. For the next three years I avoided any ceramics until as a senior, I was told I HAD to take one more year of ceramics to graduate. I began with reluctance, but the new instructor (Norm Schulman out of Alfred), had a good way of teaching throwing and I was making pots by the half way point of the first semester. By the time I graduated I was hooked. When I went on to graduate school at Kent State, I was awarded my assistantship based on my sculpture, clay, stone and wood. During the first quarter at Kent, I grew dissatisfied with carving and switched to clay in the ceramics section under the instruction of Miska Petersham. That quarter was rough and I nearly lost my assistantship, but somehow finally got into synch with the material and began to produce. My wife to be was following me around the shop at the time and literally taught herself how to throw by observing me. The two of us have been working together ever since. George Palovich
  2. Hello and Thanks Janet/George for your posting on my site. Yes, I am back to work once again... but I must say five broken ribs can certainly take the wind out of ones sails. From your posting, I realized I needed to update my page as I've been up and running for 6 months, though not hardly near 100% until the last two. I checked out your URL and enjoyed seeing your work. Continued success ...

  3. Ceramic artists for fifty years.

  4. Sorry about your accident. When physical health affects your working, it's a bummer. Hope you are back at it by now. We're "TriPal Arts" in USA, Arizona.

  5. "Equus Machina" by George Palovich

    From the album TriPal Arts

    Part of a series commenting on technology. The horse has electronic parts and 1's and 0's on its saddle; a gear is growing like a sore near its leg. Fired cone 5 oxidation, the piece measures 24 x 22 x 12".
  6. TriPal Arts

    Fifty years of ceramics.
  7. "Pentatoad" by George Palovich

    From the album TriPal Arts

    Fired to cone 5 oxidation, this piece has hydrostone castings placed inside the structure. The "Mr Toad" was sculpted by George for a company in Loveland, CO many years ago. It was never used in production and George saved these castings and decided to use them in this piece. The work is 13" x 9".
  8. From the album TriPal Arts

    Fired cone 6 oxidation 16 1/2" x 21 1/2" x 6". The words are from Ogden Nash's poem which reads "A Glossina Morsitans bit rich Aunt Betsy; tsk, tsk tse tse." Hand built and thrown parts.
  9. Built with hundreds of small "petals" the piece measures 23" high by 20" wide and fired to cone 9 oxidation. A clear gloss glaze covers inside and out.
  10. The "Petal" Pot by George Palovich

    This work is 22 1/2 inches high by 12 inches wide.
  11. The "Petal" Pot by George Palovich

    Fired to c/9 oxidation, composed of flat "petals" pressed together winding around and up. Stamped design pressed while leather hard; white gloss on inside, rubbed iron glaze on exterior.
  12. "Mock Turtle" by Janet Trisler

    From the album TriPal Arts

    Fired cone 6 oxidation with 012 second firing. 18" high by 15 1/2" diameter.
  13. A Darkness More Than Night

    A joint work by Janet TRIsler and George PALovich. 28" high by 14" diameter. Fired c/5 oxidation.
  14. A Darkness More Than Night

    From the album TriPal Arts

  15. Exhibition coming up

    Hello everyone: First time on this forum. Meant to make the exhibit announcement earlier and discovered today that the event has to be after Sept 20. Sooooo; here's the announcement in this forum! Jan TRIsler and George PALovich will open their exhibit entitled "TriPal Arts: Fifty Years of Ceramic Art" at Glendale Community College, (Arizona) September 12, 2011. The reception for you locals is at 6:00 pm at the Palm Court Student Union Building 104. Here's a picture of one of the show pieces. It is a joint work.