Monthly Archives: March 2014

Susan Cain on how to overcome the fear of putting yourself out there

Coincidence abounds! I find it endlessly fascinating that some of the topics I am thinking about get manifested in sources that couldn’t possibly have read what I posted, emailed, or cogitated through. Maybe that in itself is a lesson in … Continue reading

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Tricky business and other tricks of the trade, pt. 4

So this is part four of the wrap up from my conversations with Ben Carter. Its not specifically a topic that we discussed, but its an extension of where the previous ideas were heading. I wish I could have talked … Continue reading

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Show them your tricks, pt. 3

As I’ve said these past few posts in this series, the best conversations are the ones where you leave with something new. My talks with Ben Carter were a great opportunity for me to put a few things out there … Continue reading

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Making a difference……

Thought I’d share this, a sad time for potters….. Don Reitz passed away the other day. Don was one of those artists who was larger than life, but to meet him in person was to meet a warm and caring … Continue reading

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Old dog, new tricks, pt. 2

My conversations last week with Ben Carter were fantastic and really eye opening. As I said in the first installment of this recap blog posting, “the best conversations are the ones where you leave with something new”. You learn something. … Continue reading

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Teaching this old dog a few new tricks, pt. 1

Red Clay Rambler Ben Carter was in town the other day and asked if I would do an interview with him for his podcast. What an incredible honor to be asked! Kind of humbling to think that something I might … Continue reading

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The podiatry of making pots

Michael Kline just posted on his blog a step in a different direction and made the connection that pots are sometimes like shoes. Of course that’s something I have to get my grubby little fingers on and ramble away with! … Continue reading

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