Larry Phillips on mon 26 feb 01
> I was attending NCECA when we were in Columbus Ohio, while going up the
> escalator, There were some suits going down the other one... The suits were
> looking at the sea of artists enjoyingthem selves in the bar..... One looked
> at the other and said... "I wish they would sell something, so they could buy
> some decent clothes....
Funny, that's the exact same thought I have when I see a suit.
mel jacobson on mon 26 feb 01
it is a fact of life. we make fun of people. artists
are number one on the list. `hey, there goes crazy mel, he is my
neighbor`. or, `god, them art teachers are goofey`..(that from the
i know why people think we are strange. we work 24 hours a day.
we love what we do. we are almost always positive about our
teaching and kids, and it drives other folks crazy. my neighbors
for years would be coming home from a party half in the bag...
it would be 1 a.m. i would be firing my kiln. working in the studio.
he would say on sunday morning, `god mel, don't you ever get out
and have fun, are you nuts?` i would tell him, `i am having fun.`
he never caught on. that is why he went to dumb parties and got
we make fun of folks until we need them. have you ever heard a
person describe their attorney as being anything but the best, when
you need one to defend you? `hell, i have the top rated attorney
in town to help me with this fraud case i am in.`
Same with doctors. if you are having surgery you tell folks...`this is
the most famous surgeon in the area.` you never make fun of your
own surgeon. other doctors, ok.
if you watch any tv in america, you find that the number one spoof going
is the white, anglo saxon male. they appear simple, dumb, out of touch.
one reason they are picked on is, they cannot complain. other groups
will howl til next year if you make fun of them...(and rightly.)
it is one reason i wear a coat and tie to nceca. i do not like to feed
`potters are dirty, kinda dumb folks. poor as hell. dressed in dirty
jeans, sweatshirt, bandana around their necks. old boots.` i work like
that, i do
not go to the symphony dressed like that, or meet the director of acers
dressed like that. a little contrast is a good thing.
if you make fun of others, they will not be there for you, when
you need them most.
Minnetonka, Minnesota, U.S.A.
web site: http://www.pclink.com/melpots
RMi1013934@AOL.COM on mon 26 feb 01
Here is a true, very true story.
I was attending NCECA when we were in Columbus Ohio, while going up the
escalator, There were some suits going down the other one... The suits were
looking at the sea of artists enjoyingthem selves in the bar..... One looked
at the other and said... "I wish they would sell something, so they could buy
some decent clothes....
tomsawyer on mon 26 feb 01
If you think people make fun of you as a potter. Try this on for size. When
I left medicine to go to law school at the age of 57 and even today many
years later, people ask, "you left medicine to become a lawyer"? Now as a
almost full time potter, they shake their heads and say "You do What"? My
friends and family thought I was crazy to become a lawyer now they know for
certain that I am a potter.