- although I really wish I could see the snow again.
This new year will bring a lot of change, new classes - both for the students, and for me; new techniques - I want to try a lot of different things that you have all shown me in your blogs; new style... I have already tried to break away from the classroom assigned styles and try to develop my own but it is difficult; new teaching adventures with the Engaging Youth Program - I can teach them how to have fun with clay and not worry about grades; and new shows - both for the students and myself.
I will be trying to get some college credits between now and the next school year, to enjoy a pay raise and work towards my Masters degree. I wish there was a professor here who would actually teach me something about pottery, not just say - "there's the wheel". I would love to spend a month or two with many of you potters, to learn from you, to increase my proficiency, to develop a better overall understanding of this art form that I love.
Would it be possible to spend a few days with the potters around Seagrove sometime in June?? I would need to find the nearest airport, and someplace to stay for a couple of nights. I would dearly love to visit your studios and absorb as much info as possible (lots of audio notes), to learn from the largest concentration of great potters that I know of. Please let me know if it would be possible to come visit, and how to get there (airport, floor to sleep on, etc.)
I look forward to the coming year and all its changes! May the new year bring you all many blessings!