Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Black Hawk Down
It is with deepest sympathies I inform you that our friend and fellow potter Pat Swartzenburg at a youthful age 69 has lost her long battle with cancer. Here are a couple of pics of Pat with her friend Robbie at their small salt kiln that they used to teach a class each summer. Pat was a worker bee. She was the one to make sure the coffee was on, the chairs put up and put away. She was the one that made things work at guild meetings, workshops, conferences and of course was always there to host a guest. Robbie is having a form of Irish wake in honour of Pat's life next week. She will missed by the pottery community.
I have found in my travelling one man rock and roll band to guilds across the country there are always those special people like Pat that so unselfishly give more to life than they take. They are the glue that hold the whole puzzle together. We should never forget that for every Queen Bee there are the tireless worker bees that do all the work to make the honey. We'll miss ya honey.