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workshop at cvc w/ elmer taylor

updated thu 10 dec 98


"Rafael Molina-Rodriguez (Rafael Molina-Rodriguez) (Rafael on wed 9 dec 98


University of North Texas Faculty/Artist Elmer Taylor will conduct a =
workshop at
Cedar Valley College of the Dallas County Community College District on
Wednesday December 9, 1998 from 6:00-8:00 pm. The workshop is free and open=
the public.

Elmer Taylor was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. After earning =
Master of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics from Arizona State University in =
Arizona, Taylor went to England to apprentice with Master Potter Michael =
Upon his return to the United States, he taught at Mercer University in =
Georgia for two years before coming to teach at the University of North =
Texas in
1974. He now teaches Ceramics as Professor of Art in the School of Art at =
Taylor's attitude toward ceramics is best expressed in his own words:

=22I gear my pottery to satisfy the needs of the kitchen and table, =
myself to producing a limited range of forms that are continually refined. =
refinements come from observations made in the daily use of the pottery in =
own home. Others come from repeatedly working with similar forms over a =
of years.=22

=22My goal is not to make pots but to allow them to grow from the =
between the qualities inherent in clay as a material and my skill as a
craftsman. It is my hope the the pots I produce honors those potters who =
before me and inspires those who come after me.=22

The college is located in the southern part of Dallas county at 3030 North
Dallas Avenue in the town of Lancaster,Texas. The ceramics studio is in E
Building Room 114.

For more information you can e-mail me or call (972) 860-8046. TIA.