Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year, New Pots! (I hope!)

What a way to start the new year:

 - 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!


  1. Happy New Year Rob! Your dedication is amazing. May many blessings come to you this year :)

  2. Oh, fun! You get to go to Seagrove?! That's on my 'pottery long term to-do' list.

    Have a wonderful year! :)

    (P.S. If you'd like some snow, maybe visit Iowa in February). ;)

  3. i'd like to go to seagrove too and it's not as far for me but life gets in the way. have a happy new year.