I guess I hold the banner up for the ones that work in the trenches. The other night at Bruce's retirement party the students that had attended or were attending graduate school were individually recognized and applauded. I want to give a BIG "shout out" for those that make pots and have or are attending The University of Hard Knocks. They are trying to put a pound of butter on the table by making work from their own blood, sweat, tears and mound of clay. Many of them work serving tables, teaching kids classes, being brew masters at Starbucks and a assortment of other jobs to keep their fireboxes glowing. They make super work!
There seems to be an increasing number of Sheridan students attending Graduate schools and a decreasing number wanting to be potters. I picked a few of the attending potters that had websites and I show you their work. Patrick Yeung, Jenny Clark, Eric Wong,Tim Smith,Deborah Freeman.
One year I counted 31 Sheridan students and alumni at the Toronto Outdoor Exhibition which is a prestigious Art Show in Toronto. I think I counted 5 this year. Sheila and I will be visiting them at the show. Walk tall!