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A little less than a happy high
The wheel will shape me
Tonight will mark the end of my pottery class. Twenty-one hours were barely enough to get a taste for the art, barely enough to expose me to the things I want to know. I’ve a half dozen pieces I haven’t even bisqued yet. I want to finish them. I want to continue. I like the feel of clay working under my hands. I like the feeling that it gives to me in return.

Tonight will be hard. I’m not very good with endings, especially when there seems to be so much more to be done. I’m not sure how this will sound, but I hope that you’ll keep me in your thoughts. It’s meant a lot that you’ve been supportive of this effort. From here, I want to follow to the next step and to the next and to the next. Perhaps need to do.

Molly will be leaving BCAE to take a position as a resident artist somewhere in the Berkshires. I wish her the best, and intend to thank her for her patience and her fire. A while back, she came to me while I was working and said, "You know, if you’re serious about this, you really should look into the programs at the Mudflat Studios. As far as I’m concerned, they’re every bit as good as the programs at the MFA School and others. Think about it."

My heart soared.

Current Mood: resolved
Current Music: Still the theme from "Zorro, TGB"

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wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: June 19th, 2003 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
You will be in mine. Good luck tonight.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: June 19th, 2003 02:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just looked at the Mudflat Studio site. Isn't its tuition for 14 weeks about what you paid for the class that's finishing up? I hope that you will continue studying there :-)
komos From: komos Date: June 19th, 2003 06:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's twice the cost for twice the class time. However, it ends up being more cost effective because Mudflat provides the first 50lbs of clay as part of the tuition, there is more variety in the materials available with which to work, and, most importantly, open studio time isn't limited to weekdays and saturdays-if-you're-lucky. I could potentially spend three hours a night there, which could turn the 42 hour class into something even more significant.

From what I understand, the classes fill quickly though, since similar programs at Harvard or the Museum school easily run $1500-2000 for the same resources.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: June 20th, 2003 12:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is there a waiting list you could get on?
komos From: komos Date: June 20th, 2003 12:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not sure I need to. It's just a matter of going and doing it.
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