Standing on the shoulders of giants

Today was Day #1 making here in the Voulkos Studio at The Archie Bray Foundation. Firstly I would like to give a shout out to Big John Neely my prof and the Ceramics Chair at USU. John gave me the opportunity to take my MFA at USU and part of that was to spend 4 months in Jingdezgen, China the porcelain capital of the world. Rebecca Harvey now the Director of the Archie Bray was a visiting prof during my stint there. Perry Haas the Studio and Facility Manager here at the Bray was also in Jingdezhen as a USU undergrad. So some 16 years later the logs rolled and I am the invited Artist in Residence in the Voulkos Studio. Wow!!!!! John calls The Bray USU North and it is. I think there are seven of us here. My class mates Perry Haas, Sunshine Cobb, David Peters, also USU grads Austin Riddle, Meagan Thomas and some I've yet to meet. It speaks to the quality of the program at USU that what could well be the top residency in the country has USU grads as the engine. A big shout out to Rebecca Harvey for putting my fedora in the ring. This place is AMAZING! Not only are there ghosts of giants past there are soooo many incredible artists working here. I'll get around to highlighting their work- it's quite humbling to be honest. Everywhere I turn there is some pot or sculpture that blows my mind. I've been here a day and I'm blown away.


Anonymous said…
So happy for you to have this well deserved opportunity.

I visited The Bray a few years ago and was amazed at the experience.

We will all live vicariously through you, so keep us posted please.

Linda Sickmon
Anonymous said…
Down on the West coast, they got a sayin'
If you're not drinkin', then you're not playin'
But you've got the music
You've got the music in you, don't you?
Down on the West coast, I get this feeling like
It all could happen, that's why I'm leaving
You for the moment, you for the moment
Boy Blue, yeah, you

Anonymous said…
pull off a peter voulkos!

Anonymous said…
Definitely not the best ceramicist in the world …. But possibly the sluttiest
Anonymous said…
But can your ceramics sing?

Anonymous said…
What's this holding on / letting go business? I'm glad you asked. In the mind-body (sometimes, somewheres, somewhys, somehows, somewhos, somewhats, somewhens), you may notice any of the following categorical actions happening:

holding on to old loves
holding on to old likes
holding on to old dislikes
holding on to old hates
letting go of old loves
letting go of old likes
letting go of old dislikes
letting go of old hates
holding on to new loves
holding on to new likes
holding on to new dislikes
holding on to new hates
letting go of new loves
letting go of new likes
letting go of new dislikes
letting go of new hates
So where are you in all of this? Actively managing these actions, perhaps.

Anonymous said…
The archie bray web site is really out of date.
They need to make it current.

Anonymous said…
Archie Bray web site not found - error 404

What's with this place that they don't have a functioning up to date web site.

Anonymous said…
Have you been working on or written your Manifesto yet?

Anonymous said…
I thought what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
Sorry Doug Ford, your party with the developers has been busted.
Is that the smell of Green Belt development corruption I smell?

Anonymous said…
You can teach an old dog new tricks, and this old dog wants to learn.

Anonymous said…
If you can't convince them, confuse them.


Did you enjoy a sweaty Doug Ford trying to explain why he wasn't developing the Greenbelt?

May be Dougie doesn't want to end up wearing an orange jumpsuit?

Hey Dougie don't forget to delete those emails!
Anonymous said…
Incontrovertible proof that texas has hidden 'pod' farms disguised as abandoned gas stations and motels. In the dead of night 'pods' are being shipped across the country, replacing the 'normals' with gluten-free lizard people
Anonymous said…
Let's play a game.

Who's the worst politician?

Doug Ford, the developers' favorite pet politician, or
Justin Trudeau, proud to support former Nazis with a standing ovation,
thank you for your service!

Anonymous said…



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