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career in clay? l*j*

updated thu 26 jan 12


logan johnson on wed 25 jan 12

Hey David,=3D0AWhile I hate to discouraging people from considering the wor=
of ceramic art I feel the most helpful thing I could do is tell people the=
truth.=3DA0 Sugar coating the truth will only end up making somebody mad a=
t =3D
you for not telling them the whole story when they finally realize the way =
things really are.=3DA0 These answers are the first thoughts that popped in=
my head.=3DA0=3DA0 I knew that if I thought about them & gave them all the=
sideration they deserve I would over think the answers & not be able to com=
e up with short replies that I think a high school kid would want to hear.=
=3DA0=3DA0 I admit each of my answers only invites more questions but if I =
try =3D
to come up with answers that cover everything I'd be writing a book not a b=
rief email.=3D0A=3D0A=3D0A1. What do you have to study, and for how long, t=
o "get=3D
this job"?=3D0A=3D0A=3DA0Ceramic art is more of a calling it's not a tradi=
job no matter how business like you might need to=3DA0 be.=3D0A=3D0A******=
=3D0A2. What is an annual salary for this career?=3D0A=3D0AThere is no annu=
al sal=3D
ary.=3D0A=3D0A************=3D0A3. What is a typical day on the job like?=3D=
re is no typical day, each day is different.=3D0A=3D0A************=3D0A4. H=
ow doe=3D
s the career influence the world of chemistry=3D0A=3D0AI"m not sure it does=
but chemistry does influence what is done in Ceramic art.=3D0A************=
=3D0A=3D0Aand what new=3D0Adiscoveries are there stemming form it?=3D0A=3D0=
AThe disco=3D
very of self, the world around you, how little we know , how much there is =
to learn about what we do&=3D0A=3D0AAny single human lifespan is not long e=
h to learn "everything " about ceramic art .=3D0A=3D0ASee Ya in Seattle !=
Logan =3D0A=3D0A=3D0ALogan Johnson =3D0AAudeo Studios=3D0A=3D0A3930 118th P=
l.=3DA0 n.e.=3D
=3D0A=3D0AMarysville, Wa.=3D0A98271=3D0A(360) 651- 1478=3D0A =3D0A=3DA0www.=
om=3D0A"Carpe Argillam!!"=3D0A=3D0A=3D0A________________________________=3D=
0A From: D=3D
avid Hendley =3D0ATo: Clayart@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG =3D0ASen=
t: W=3D
ednesday, January 25, 2012 9:45 AM=3D0ASubject: Career in Clay?=3D0A =3D0AI=
ved a letter from a high school student. The chemistry teacher=3D0Aobviousl=
y =3D
assigned the students to write to someone who is involved=3D0Awith some "ca=
er" they are interested in.=3D0A=3D0AThe student obviously has no clue, and=
ts answers to these questions:=3D0A1. What do you have to study, and for ho=
w =3D
long, to "get this job"?=3D0A2. What is an annual salary for this career?=
. What is a typical day on the job like?=3D0A4. How does the career influen=
the world of chemistry and what new=3D0Adiscoveries are there stemming for=
m =3D
it?=3D0A=3D0ADoes anyone care to discuss how they might respond to such a l=
r?=3D0A(This is the downside of having a website that shows up in search=3D=
gines. The school is a thousand miles from me).=3D0A=3D0ADavid Hendley=3D0A=