this would have been a great question of the week. I am inching into the half century mark of working in clay. I began raku firing in the 60s. I have always been draw to the firing aspect in clay as well as searching for colors and surfaces that express an idea no matter how abstract. I have taught for most of my career in clay. I have been fortunate to have had 2 Fulbright awards and traveled and met potters from many other countries. We all share that clay bug! I am satisfied with what I have contributed to my students. I still hear from many of them. I am still intrigued and seduced by clay. I have the best studio I have ever had and good kilns.
I am still exploring texture and firing processes. Obvara is one of those seductive elements that keep me investigating possibilities.
As my friend Marge Levy pronounced at the NCECA conference, "Keep n, Keeping' on" and we all danced to it. -a Happy Potters Dance!
Made me smile. One of my Gr.12 students came to me yesterday and told me that she is planning on going to art school. What a great feeling for me! My little darlings are carrying on the torch.
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