Richard Notkin in his studio.
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Richard Notkin

Richard Notkin is a full-time studio artist who lives and works in Vaughn, Washington. He received a B.F.A. from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1970, and M.F.A. from the University of California, Davis in 1973. He has held visiting artist positions and conducted over 300 workshops worldwide. Among his awards are three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, and in 2008, the Hoi Fellowship from United States Artists. In addition to the articles listed on his profile page, Notkin has articles in Vol. 29, No. 1 (2000)Vol. 21, No. 1 (1992) and Vol. 16, No. 1 (1988)

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richard Notkin Heart Teapot, Internal Combustion Metamorphosis, Yixing Series, 2013, Stoneware, Luster
I feel a bit guilty nominating her as my "mentee" because I feel that I probably learned more from Tip than she learned from me.
Heart Teapot: Hostage/Metamorphosis IV, 2006, from the Yixing Series. Stoneware, lustre. 7x12x6m. Collection of the Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT
In 1966, when was graduating from high school on the south side of Chicago  and headed for the Kansas City Art Institute, I remember telling my friends and classmates - quite unabashedly - that my goal was to become as famous as Pablo Picasso.