I use clay to express my interest in and feeling for pre-industrial cultures and architecture, as well as the natural environment. The clay forms are expressions of my eclectic interests, background, personal philosophy, and love for life.
Norm Schulman. The Wizard Unfurls the World (front and back view), 1984. Stoneware, 48 x 36 x 12 in.
My father was a craftsman, an upholsterer with dreams of being a gentleman farmer. My mother was a seamstress, very talented.
I am pleased to be among all of you today; to be part of this grand celebration honoring an iconic elder of our clay clan. A program of this scale is unparalleled because Don Reitz is without parallel.