Richard Burkett, 2019.
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Richard Burkett

Richard Burkett is an emeritus professor at San Diego State University. He’s the author of HyperGlaze software, and co-author of Ceramics: A Potter’s Handbook, and Mythical Figures & Mucawas: Ceramics from the Ecuadorian Amazon. He and his wife, Nan Coffin, live and make pots in San Diego.


DePauw University IBM 1620 Computer, 1968
[What] I love about the current technology and artistic direction of contemporary clay printing are “errors” (often intentionally introduced) arising from the printing that soften, and in some ways humanize, what can be a very sterile, cold, mechanical process.
HyperGlaze software screenshots, 1992.
Computers will never replace the magic of the accidental discovery or the rare beauty of the unexpected. Yet, it is my hope to create software that makes the learning process faster and less painful.