Saturday, March 12, 2011
Don't drink and drive
So here are some pics from Harlan's workshop. He did some remarkable throwing and demonstrated mould making and drain casting. The students loved his stories and since he wasn't on the college payroll the room was full of colourful language. He generously shared 40 years of glaze and clay research with the students as well as he donated 6 wine boxes full of books/magazines on Chinese ceramics.
He made a row boat analogy that has stuck with me. In this game of ceramics it's like we're rowing a boat. We can see where we've been but not where we're going! Then he said maybe it's a good thing to not know what is ahead. Keep mystery alive!!
Great workshop, amazing maker!