Monday, June 04, 2007
(Gary Rith at Bennington, age 21)
To make a long story short, I didn't like high school much but started taking college classes my junior year, and didn't end up finishing my junior year but enrolled in college full-time. (I have not finished high school quite yet....) In some ways I was ready for college, in others had much to learn, but looking back, that is true for everybody. So, I was 16 when I started classes, 17 when I left home and enrolled full-time. So, in 1983 I thought I would study painting (har har har!) but luckily saw what was going on in the pottery studio here: I saw throwing on the wheel, and a kiln being unloaded...
OK, so four years of fun and games and clay pass, I am never arrested, pass all my classes, develop no addictions and father no children and VOILA!!! June 1987 I have a BA in art, concentrating in ceramics and architecture, and a job at minimum wage (3 bucks and change an hour!!!) teaching pre-school.