Peter, if you'd like a tour of MassArt sometime I'd be happy to show you around. I used to do a lot of ceramics before I went to MassArt... now I'm am trying to focus my energy primarily on metal (you can't do EVERYTHING, even though I sure as hell try). I did take a tableware class with Ben Ryterband last semester so I am pretty familiar with MassArt's ceramics facilities, plus I know a lot of ceramics majors [...]
(Yes, that’s otherwise inexpressible glee.)
Not to sound too mystical, but sometimes, it amazes me just how much help you get along the way when you are consciously pursuing something that is absolutely right for you.