I first experienced throwing on the wheel in a pottery class at College of the Redwoods around 1975. Some decades later I rediscovered the joy of playing with mud when I realized that the school I was teaching at, Sisson Elementary in Mount Shasta, California had a wonderfully equipped ceramics studio just begging to be used. For the last ten years of my teaching career, I took my students into the studio, twice a week to create “kid art” by hand building and wheel throwing. Three years ago when I retired, I began taking ceramics classes from Sean Kenny at College of the Siskiyous. I now share a lovely studio with my talented wife Patt. Our view of the Eddy mountain range and Mount Shasta gave me the inspiration for this series of carved mugs.
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