Archive for December, 2009

New York and L.A.

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

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I got word today of two shows I will be in early next year. At the Clay Art Center in Port Chester New York “Shino Redux 2010″ curated my Malcolm Davis. The show opens February 6, 6-8 pm and closes March 6. The show opens January 23 and closes April 24, 2010. This piece was a gift to the AMOCA from the American Ceramic Society, Spencer Davis Collection.


In Los Angeles at the American Museum of Ceramic Art “Let’s Table This: A Survey of Table Top Vessels from the AMOCA’s Permanent Collection”.

The last pots of 2009

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

After Dixon’s demise I unloaded the last firing of 2009 and conducted the last studio sale as well. Lots of good people came and a good time was had by all. I can’t say that we broke any sales records, but considering the economy we did alright. We have been and continue to be blessed.
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After these were fired I did make a few more small pots to send out to California for some friends to fire in their New Year’s Eve firing. Those will be 2010 pots.

Friends, family and tourists all came by on the sale days.

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Lee, Geri and Matt The Schultses Kenny Nealand and Joe the Potter
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Rochanne, Joe, Sasha, Sara, Lee, Zina, Esther, Lee, Bev, Rachel, Sarah and Zina.

Zina and Marc Pulsipher.

Maynard Dixon Bennion 2000-2009

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Our good dog Dixon followed his brother Kane down the West Road today. Because the kiln is cooling I took the day off. I was out walking in the hills west of Spring City with our three dogs when a hunter shot him through the chest with an arrow. He claimed that Dixon was chasing game and that Utah law allows him to kill dogs that harass game. I will not bother you with details of the case. It doesn’t matter. My friend is dead. My body aches all over. Telling Lee was the hardest thing I have done in a long time. My next task is to wait on my heart to soften so I can forgive. It is a tall order, but part of the path that I signed onto.
I posted an album of images of Dix on FaceBook.

Our good friend Kate Mcleod posted this vid on Youtube that says some of what I am feeling.

“I’m making peace with losing a loved one
Lark in the morning, let it go free”