Monthly Archives: January 2015

Teaching halitosis

“Help me Rhonda, I have a friend who thinks she is musically talented but has the musical talent of a cat screeching after its tail has been stepped on. How do I tell¬†this friend she is not musically talented and … Continue reading

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Our man in Jarland (that’s jar land)

Week three of the Copying the Masters class was all sorts of interesting. We closed the door on Michael Simon’s pitcher and moved on to two covered jars by another local Athens potter, Brooks Burgess. (Brooks passed away a couple … Continue reading

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Learning craft

(He must so to speak throw away the ladder, after he has climbed up on it.)¬† Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (6.54)   I am two weeks into teaching the perennially favorite “Copying the Masters” wheel class this term, and it … Continue reading

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Finished

There has been some interesting conversation in the comments to the previous post! That is something I cherish about the blogging experience. It can be a forum for testing ideas and discovering new ways to look at things. Too often … Continue reading

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Innocence

Happy new year all! I’ve just been talking to a friend who got an MFA a year or so ago, and she has been struggling to recover the passion she felt as an artist that led her to go to … Continue reading

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