OK, here at potsblog we learn a little everyday, meet new people, have a good time. New territory today though, as we suddenly find ourselves adopting a high school ceramics class. Would I be overstating potsblog's importance if I said we are the technical advisor? That we are, in a way this class's GURU?
So, somewhere in central Connecticut (until they tell me otherwise, I will keep them anonymous), there is a brand new high school with a state of the art ceramics classroom and bright and creative students and an amazing teacher, and they are writing to me:
"Hey Gary, Yes "virginia" is real . My name is (Helen of Troy) and teach ceramics at (Troy) High School . We have a wonderful group of students her @ THS. My students make thier own glazes from scratch. (Virginia )is really looking for an elephant glaze for her elephant pot. Love the blog and the kids are getting a kick out of " the is it you or is it me " between your friends. Sounds like a wonderful group of people you have as friends. When we finish with the glazing we will send you pictures of the class and our work!! Thanks for being wonderful!!!
(Helen of Troy)"
Notice: the teacher called me wonderful.
"so everyone in my class loves the blog and how i'm "virginia", my teacher especially, who decided to email you just to further varify the fact that i am in fact a real person, promise :-)
ps my friend (lee) says Hi. (she's in my pottery class)"
To which I replied:
"whoa! all these people visiting potsblog!
I just hope some of you do the right thing and go to art school and study to become artists!!!!!! There are already plenty of bankers and stockbrokers and insurance agents in the world. Pottery is so much fun, your teacher and program sound wonderful. You're doing very advanced work, you're lucky.
I want to see A LOT of pictures of your projects, A LOT.
and our 10th grade friend Virginia tells us:
"I would love to become an artist. i am looking into graphic animation, combining my love of art with my talent at computers. You know how bee movie just came out? that is exactly what i want to do. we have many talented people in my class, all ten of us are haha. I was actually looking at art colleges recently really liked what i saw in maryland... we'll see! "
Well, Virginia, make art and have fun. I would guess that a creative person interested in computers and animation would do well in this world,and so I hope you will remember us little people at potsblog when you make it big.