I spent an hour yesterday afternoon in the ceramics room at Falmouth High School, doing a throwing demonstration for the clay club there and for a number of other art students who stayed long enough to watch me throw mugs and bowls and talk about some pretty basic throwing principles. On the shelf behind me were several Doug Fitch and Hannah McAndrew pots, made a year ago during their workshop presentation in the same classroom. Tough work to live up to.
I volunteered a few weeks ago when teacher Corine Adams came out to the studio and she promptly got me in there and throwing. The audience was a quiet and attentive bunch and it appeared none of them fell asleep during the presentation, or had a long cellphone conversation.
I will also add a selection of teabowls from the POTS gallery in Seattle, set up during NCECA. Most of these pieces are, I think, by Steve Sauer of Port Orchard, Washington. Nice stuff.