A visit to the Stanford Design Program

In November I had the opportunity to visit Stanford University and be a guest speaker to two groups of students.  The first was to the Designing Your Life class of 70 open to all Jrs and Srs.  The second was 12-15 senior hopeful designers in Product Design (the...

A teacup for the roof

Why a teacup for the roof of my house?  Why not?  I thought it would be an interesting way to advertise that I’m a potter.  So many people whiz by my house going 60mph or more.  They wouldn’t notice a sign the size that we are limited to where I live.  But...

March 6 Los Gatos advanced slab building workshop

Teapots, pitchers and more teapots. All participants start with exactly the same templates. And somehow some way each teapot and pitcher comes out spectacularly different. The potter’s personality can not help but become infused in the piece. I LOVE the feeling...

May 5 Where did the school year go???

School’s over in 5 weeks.  Ack!  I’ve made about a dozen pots since Christmas.  Where did the time go?  Too many bon bons with my feet up as I watched the soaps I guess.   Couldn’t get the pool boy to make the pots for me.  Oh… I guess I was a...