Monday, August 31, 2015

comin' around

This week is proof positive that my little house has become a home. You have to be a friend to have friends.  I've had some really encouraging comments these past few days. Birds of a feather flock together and I am in with  a pretty great flock.  Friday I had Steve the Potter fly in for lunch. Steve has his pilots license and a little Cessna he is leavin' the farm in. Steve joined me for lunch with my old dancing partner/potter Shirley Clifford. I think I have been friends with Shirley for over 3 decades. Then my student Major Jane Thelwell ( four tours of Bosnia) joined me for supper and stayed over. We solved all the problems of the world and everything there is to know about the life of a potter..
Four of my students rolled in today to fire the wood kiln. We had a pot luck at The Cactus Lounge. 
Today Teresa and Chris both independently said your blog has been on a roll of late. You are on! You have landed on your feet.Your thoughts are reflective, funny and food for thought.
 I know I am in good company. I truly love my life and my friends.
Also got a bit of good news this morning . My student Joon Hee Kim has been accepted into the Chelsea College of Art(England) for an MA in Sculpture. Jooh Hee applied for a BA but her work was so strong they gave her a generous scholarship and have accepted her into the Masters program. So this year I have 3 in Britain- Joon Hee, Amber Zuber MA at Royal College of Art and Jordan Scott working at the Leach Pottery in St. Ives.


My motto " If you want praise go show your work to your mother or partner.  If you want the truth come and talk to me and my students. They have all learned soooooo well. I think I'm comin' around!


2 comments:

Dennis Allen said...

Are those women holding fuel or whacking sticks? Be careful Tony.

Marcia Selsor said...

Tony, besides having a wonderful life as a fantastic potter with friends all over the place, happiness for a teacher is the success of their students. Congrats on both parts. I'd say it is a damn fine life.
Best to you,
Marcia