Friday, February 13, 2009
le class and le life
(hippo gear by Gary Rith)
I dreamt I was becoming an animal doctor, a veterinarian. That's a new one!
Good class last night, everybody around here is so darn smart. All these atronomers, engineers, mathematicians and such taking my class and learning to make wicked cool pots.
SPEAKING of which, look what came in the email this morning:
I was looking at your blog and was interested to see the picture of you in the Cornell University Pot Shop. Back in the fall of 1966, I started learning about pottery in the old pottery shop at Cornell, which I seem to recall was in the student union. That was an introduction to a wonderful craft (art?) that has stayed with me since that time. All through my academic career in biomedical science I made pottery. Sometimes only a few pieces in a year, and at other times, I was quite productive. All of those years, I remembered my introduction to clay while I was a graduate student at Cornell with the late Dr Miriam Salpeter. Now, after being retired for over ten years, I have more time to make pottery in my two studios, one (the summer studio) in Ohio, and the other (the winter studio) in Arizona. Now, I am probably more active in creating pottery than ever before, and hope to continue to do so into the future. If you have time to look at my website and blog you will see that my work continues to grow. The sites are at: www.colinbudd.com and www.colinbudd.com/blog
Best wishes and congratulations on keeping the interest in pottery going among the Cornell students.
I tell my students they will one day smarten up and chuck science and become potters.
Below, 2 of my students getting into it....
Posted by Gary's third pottery blog at 6:33 AM