"Rafael Molina-Rodriguez (Rafael Molina-Rodriguez)" on sun 1 dec 96
I apologize for taking so long to reply. I've been very busy. I have some
information on Alan Caiger-Smith, however, I'm not sure if it's still
In the fall of 1989 I applied for a Fulbright grant to study abroad. I
selected England as the host country (A mistake. Probably the most
competitive of host countries). In the preparation of the application I
researched potteries, galleries, and museums. One of the artists I
corresponded with was Mr. Caiger-Smith. In his letter he stated "I would
be happy to meet you and discuss my work with you. You would also
be free to observe the workshop in action and to take photographs".
Unfortunately, I was not successful in my application.
One Saturday in January of 1990 I received notice that my Fulbright
application had been unsuccessful. The following Monday I received a
letter informing me that I had been accepted to the post-graduate Diploma
in Ceramics program at Goldsmith's College of the University of London.
No funds so I could not attend.
I will say that the whole experience of applying from the research,
application, and interviews was a very worthwhile experience. I would
encourage any undergraduate or graduate student to strongly consider
applying for a Fulbright grant to study abroad. My only suggestion is to
start a year in advance. This way any acceptance/admission can be
included in the application. I believe the application will get stronger
consideration because of this. Now that I am teaching I hope to
investigate a Fulbright for faculty.
The address I have for Mr Caiger-Smith is :
Since I corresponded with Mr. Caiger-Smith I believe the Aldermaston
Pottery has shut down. Perhaps someone on the list who lives in the
U.K. can give more current information.
>>> "Richard P. Bonner" 11/11/96 08:13am
Does anyone know the e-mail/snail addresses, phone numbers, or other
enabling contact with "luster people"...Alan Caiger-Smith, Alan Peascod,
Thanks, R. Bonner