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#1 Chris Campbell

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 07:34 PM

How sad to hear that he has passed. I only attended a workshop ... I have one of his mugs ... Yet somehow feel the pottery universe has shifted. A piece of us is missing, but I hope he and Malcolm are sitting somewhere talking pots and laughing.

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#2 JBaymore

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 08:30 PM

Another one of the greats is gone............. sigh.

 

RIP Val.

 

best,

 

................john


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Posted 17 November 2013 - 09:16 PM

He was a great potter and an influence in the 60s to East Coast pottery.He had a profound influence through his position at Alfred.
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Posted 17 November 2013 - 09:38 PM

Sorry to hear this news.

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#5 Nancy S.

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 09:38 PM

I am so sorry to hear this... I was lucky enough to get a copy of his Handbook, signed, a little while ago. Much of the information in his Handbook is beyond me right now, but it still serves as a great inspiration -- as does the postcard with "Do good work!" that he included. I regret that I won't have the chance to study with him in person. :(



#6 JBaymore

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 10:29 PM

Just saw this (10:30 PM Sunday) from Josh Green (NCECA Exec. Dir.) on Facebook:

 

Joshua Green Spoke with Val's family this evening. He continues to cling to life though his condition is very fragile. They appreciate all the expressions of love and gratitude for Val's life and work.

 

So.... maybe...........

 

Prayers going out........

 

best,

 

......................john


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Posted 18 November 2013 - 12:14 AM

My first ceramics prof spoke well of him, he had attended Alfred. He  Stanley Zuchowski died a few years ago. Val Cushing had many students go on to teach many students, a teachers legacy.

 

My best,

 

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#8 oldlady

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 12:49 AM

he will long be remembered by the many recipes starting with the name "Cushing's..............".


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