Wednesday, March 24, 2010

good with a stick



I think you've all been waiting for me to wallow in the glory of the Canada Gold in Men's and Women's Olympic Hockey. It has been said that in Canada Hockey is not a sport, it is a religion. Al Purdy one of Canada's finest poets said that the game of hockey is half ballet and half murder/war. The same is true of wood firing. Since we Canucks are good with a stick I'd like to recommend a wood firing course with young Robin Dupont. Robin and I have crossed paths over the past decade. First when he received a scholarship to attend Medalta Pottery in Medicine Hat, Alberta where I was the Artist in Rez for the summer. He is the Big Poobaw this summer at Medalta. He then thru some encouragement from yours truly landed up as a grad student at USU. He is also teaching a wood firing course at Red Deer College in Alberta this summer. For those of you that want to learn how to stick handle and score with a wood fired kiln Robin is your man. Hey Robin, nice teapots on those handles!!! Here's the link for the course in Red Deer: It runs June 28 -July 2.
http://www.rdc.ab.ca/continuing_education/Pages/CourseInformation.aspx?SUBJ_CODE=ESER&CRSE_NUMB=6037

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