Calling on friends

Big pots equals big kiln.
I'm presenting this one month intensive workshop at Starworks, NC in March and I was lucky enough to call on some friends to help out. David Stuempfle will be presenting a two day workshop on the making of BIGWARE during the the intensive month. I had David do a week long workshop here at Pinecroft and the wares that people produced were mind blowing. This week also proved proof positive that not only is David an extraordinary maker but a damn fine teacher.
There is a big difference between fine maker and fine maker/teacher. Over the course of my 40 year career as a mudslinger I have watched demonstrators that equal watching a car rust. Their work is magnificent but there presentation of the work not so engaging.
I chose characters to teach the course. David brings so much experience to the table. My understanding of his background takes him working at the big production salt glaze potteries in Wisconsin as a production thrower paid by piece work. He then came to Seagrove were he once again cut his teeth as what they call a journeyman potter- piece work once again. David apprenticed at the prestigious Jugtown Pottery in Seagrove (established in 1917). He then went on the establish his own studio and became nationally recognized as a BIG POT man. He also left behind a career as a professional musician to focus entirely oh his craft.
Big Boy fired up
I am so pleased to have David joining us.
 David- Coil and throw

Please note application deadline extended to December 15th.We decided it was too short notice. 


gz said…
That sounds a great course..wish it wasn't so far away!
Anonymous said…
I'm guilty of not wearing a poppy on Rememberance Day.
Anonymous said…
In Canada, Remembrance Day is a federal statutory holiday - with a notable exception of NS, NWT, ON and QC - as it is in many other countries in the world where this day is observed on the national level.

Why isn't Rememberance Day a holiday in Ontario?
Anonymous said…
My mother and father always wore a poppy pinned to the lapel of their coats, I can't remember the last time I did, it has been far too long, but that will change next year as I plan to honour our Canadian soldiers.
Anonymous said…
Don Cherry is too white, and so is Canadian hockey, apparently?
Anonymous said…
Exploring the centuries-old traditions forced to go underground when Christmas was outlawed, 1657: Rebel Christmas

Sounds familiar, is it Happy Holidays or do you dare mention the "C" word.
Anonymous said…
To wear or not to wear, that is the question.
Is wearing a poppy or not wearing a poppy sending the wrong message.

Monday, Armistice Day, marks the end of the First World War, and a time for us all to reflect back on the heroic efforts and sacrifices made by others in past wars. 2019 also marks 100 years since the first two-minute silence was held in the UK to commemorate the First World War.
Anonymous said…
Don Cherry's Poppy Rant

Anonymous said…
What the hell did my post have to do with wearing a poppy. Go somewhere else to view your thoughts. T

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