Cream Separators, 2009. Hand-built earthenware, 14.5 x 16.5 x gin. ea.
Over time, students learn to cultivate a relationship between pottery-making and food. I open a dialogue about what food the bowl may contain, how it is to be used, and how that relates to the curve of the interior and the volume.
Hunger, Philadelphia - Banquet, 2010. Detail. Photograph by Janine Parziale.
I recently met a girl who, at seven, was wise beyond her years. On the topic of hunger, she noted first that she herself had gone to bed with a full belly last night.
Potters Ryan Strobel and Dick Cooter at Guillermo Cuellar's studio.
On my way home from the Saint Croix Valley Pottery Tour, I was asked by an eight-year-old if I had liked it. I'd been in Minnesota for five days, helping with the tour as an apprentice to Simon Levin, one of the forty-four potters participating.
Sustenance - Vol. 39 No. 1, Winter 2010
The human body is truly an amazing pottery-making machine! So many things work in perfect harmony, healthy and pain-free most of the time. But things can go awry...