Interviews

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    The Guadalupe Arch

    - by Lana Wilson

    After only two visits to Maclovio Rojas, a very poor border community in Tijuana, Mexico, Judith Nicolaidis accepted the casual offer to start a ceramics program there. Women founded the community in 1987 and, in spite of its poverty, they had built a Women’s Center, an Art Center, and a Community Center. Nicolaidis, a full-time ceramics profes- sor, had done

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    An Interview with Don Reitz

    - by Derek Au

    In April, 1995, Tim Taunton, head of the ceramics department at La Grange College in La Grange, GA arranged for clay master Don Reitz to conduct a two-day workshop at the college for approximately 75 participants. En route to the workshop from his home in Clarkdale, AZ, Reitz responded to a series of interview questions posed by Clay Times associate editor Rick Berman. Following are

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    Paul Soldner: American Master

    - by Polly Beach

    By Tom Zwierlein From the March/April 1997 issue of Clay Times TZ: I know that you and Pete (Peter Voulkos) are contemporaries. What was your relationship like with him in the beginning? SOLDNER: I was three years older than Pete so he called me “old man.” In the first month or so, I was Pete’s only student, so we had

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    Making Personal Pots with Sandi Pierantozzi and Neil Patterson

    - by Polly Beach

    By Gail Molnar Pfeifer From the Nov/Dec 1997 issue of Clay Times Carafe and Bottle by Sandi Pierantozzi and Neil Patterson Taking a class with Sandi Pierantozzi and Neil Patterson is like having good friends who are master potters teach you everything they know. On a schedule that might include several workshops a year, how do they convey this kind

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    Ben Owen III: Carrying On the Tradition

    - by Polly Beach

    By Laurence Holden From the May/June 1996 issue of Clay Times Nearly every potter of today’s functional ware has asked one’s self two important questions: what makes a good pot, and what value can a handmade pot have, when a serviceable plastic mug can be bought for just 50 cents? One young potter, Ben Owen III, is posing these same

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