When I made my first pot in 1962 I was 24 and a high school English teacher near Swarthmore, Pa. Bernard Leach was 75; /4 Potter's Book (APB) was in its ninth printing, and Leach was visiting New Zealand and Australia, where, in a radio broadcast, he said,
Toshiko Takaezu: Remarks on her Exhibition "At Home."  Originally published in Volume 27, Number 2 Summer/Fall 1999. 
Paulus Berensohn and students with Empty Bowl pots.
During the summer of 1998 I helped organize and was a guest artist in a two-week workshop that Gerry Williams taught with his younger friends John Hartom and Lisa Blackburn at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina.