Entries by Emily Brown

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Persistance

Learning to make sets of things can be daunting.  To throw the same form over and over again with precision takes a certain amount of tenacity.  When a home furnishing store commissioned me to do a set of custom tumblers, I readily agreed, like I knew how to do that.  At first, each tumbler took […]

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Letting Go

I remember my first pottery class at Pitzer College in the early 1980’s. Our instructor, Brian Ransom, was a young guy who was missing a few fingers. We sat at our wheels as he talked us through throwing a cylinder. It was a challenge; my pot was small and misshapen, and had taken me an […]