Archive for February, 2013

July 13, 1984

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

I made this dish a long time ago. I was in grad school and had taken a couple of workshops taught by Bernard Leach apprentices Jeff Oestreich and Byron Temple. The piece shows the influence of both potters and their mentor. It was a transitional time for me. I had walked away from pottery making in 1983 and went back to school thinking I would get an MFA and teach at some college or university. For the first year of grad school I made only non vessel work. During the summer of 1984 I took these two workshops and started making pots again from a point almost 180 degrees from where I had left off. I had a lot of resistance from my graduate faculty which was good as it forced me to really examine what I was doing and articulate what in meant to me. I still thank all of them for that.
The dish is still in regular rotation in our kitchen and reminds me of that time.

Design Mom blogs about Lee.

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Our friend Gabrielle Blair who writes a blog called Design Mom featured Lee today. Our film maker friend Steve Olpin has just released a very short doc about Lee titled Drawing Horses and Gabby picked it up.

Whitewater Boat For Sale

Friday, February 8th, 2013