It all started in 1981.
Taking a break from working in the garden.
Glancing through the Sunday Paper. Hands dirty from the
An advert offering pottery classes.
Enrolled and never looked back.
This was in South Africa. Port Elizabeth. On the East Coast.
Where, during the week, I was employed by a Building Society. The S.A. Perm.
Doing my thing with Bonds. Financial-legal-property and staff stuff. All very
interesting at the time.
Aliza Rachmann introduced me to the clay scene. From evening one
I knew this was for me. Strict she was. For 2 years I was not allowed
close to a wheel. Hand work I did. Serious stuff. An ashtray I made as a present
for a friend was frowned upon. Never attempted another one.
Finally onto the wheel. THOU SHALT
make cylinders. And cylinders I made. I surprised myself. Taking orders,
complying with rules and regulations: Not my cup of tea. Looking back I
realise I had the right start. and.......The rest
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