Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Julie Dean and Katie Sullivan check in: and an old dog learns new tricks
(me, Katie, or is it Katey or Katy? and Julie glazing)
So, this winter I am shaking up the brain and learning some new pottery techniques at Cornell's pot shop with the very skilled and experienced potter Julie Dean. It is like I am going through life speaking French everyday, and Julie comes along and teaches me Italian. I mean, I always attach the spout of a teapot first, then the handle, but Julie puts the handle on first! Who could imagine the possibilities that creates! I am grateful to her for the fresh perspectives.
It is also true that I have limited skills in this life. Pretty much, I make pots and ahem, blog. Katie Sullivan here is a graduate student form Minnesota studying applied mathematics, and making wicked cool pottery on the side. It is humbling when you are faced with multi-talented renaissance types. My joke, of course (other than that I took calculus 3 times, not very successfully), is that in ten years Katie will wise up and drop this math thing and become a full-time potter.