Gary's Third Pottery Blog
"I use my blue Rith bowls almost everyday (since 1985). Best trade ever." --Monica
Thursday, February 11, 2010
OLD SCHOOL: college is so stimulating
(me starting to fix my broken kiln, good GAWD ALMIGHTY maybe I'll finish tomorrow)
Remember the movie OLD SCHOOL? I know, a classic, the BEST, what with the KY wrestling and streaking and all, the movie described itself as 'college with all of the fun and none of the education'. When that movie came out, I was like 'I GOTTA GET ME SOME OF THAT' and so we moved to Ithaca and I am now an instructor at Cornell University's Ceramics Studio, which sounds GRAND but is really just one step up from the guy making sandwiches in the deli. Except he makes a lot more money than me. Ahem.
SO ANYWAY, day one of class today for me, and you know, I get all these FABULOSO smart people in my classes. 3 from Chile, one from Israel, plus the usual contingent of engineers and 2 mathematicians and who knows what all else. SMART people learning to make pots. I have been reclusive for years, so I go out to teach all these smart people and I have my lesson plans and all, which I think are fairly clever, but one thing leads to another and you just sorta lose track of the PLAN and teach stuff and hope that next week you won't be such a FLAKE... (although people probably expect potters to be a flake like me)
Anyway, I am totally grateful to be able to teach amongst a zillion SMART PEOPLE and it is absolutely exciting and fun! More fun than hanging around the home studio trying to fix my kiln....
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