Karen Terpstra on mon 11 nov 02
Steve Branfman's workshop here in La Crosse last week was delightful! =
We learned so-o-o-o-o many new tricks! Good thing I have a neighbor =
with a big barn full of straw and hay, and the physical plant is saving =
us sawdust. The students will be rakuing every week until the end of =
the semester. they are pumped as they say. they are motivated to take an =
old electric kiln we have and convert it to another raku kiln. =20
We had three clayarters in attendance who went home with some great raku =
pots, Julene Kielman and her husband from up north and Marta Gloviczki. =
It's always good for us to have potters around who voice their opinions =
and add to the conversations. =20
I know the students loved the workshop or they wouldn't have grilled up =
Wisconsin brats boiled in beer and onion on Friday. Steve had not =
experienced the WI cheese and brats thing. What a sight. raku cans =
smoking on one end of the drive way and a charcoal grill flaming on the =
We have so much fun in our media don't we?!!!!
La Crosse, WI
Marta Matray Gloviczki on mon 11 nov 02
thank you karen for inviting us (clayarters) for steven branfman`s
raku wksp last week, it was great and fun,
not to mention educational and so inspirational!
big thanks to steven branfman!
and, oh yeah, the wisconsin brats were delicious too-
i had a great time,