Jay Lacouture. Image courtesy of hoparts.org.
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Jay Lacouture

Jay Lacouture is a potter at Carolina Pottery in Carolina, Rhode Island, where he fires his work in a two-chamber wood-soda kiln. He is a retired Professor of Art at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island, a Fellow and former President of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), and served on the board Studio Potter. He is a graduate of West Virginia University (MFA) and Rhode Island College (BA), and exhibits his work internationally. 


Jay Lacouture, foreground, and Harriet Brisson, background, in 1976.
Since her passing, I have continually pondered, “What would my life be like if I had not met Harriet Brisson?” What follows are some of the personal memories that come flooding back when I think about my Role Mother.