"Rafael Molina-Rodriguez (Rafael Molina-Rodriguez) (Rafael on tue 20 oct 98
=3EIsn't the main reason for studying at the university is to
=3Eget a university job?
I don't believe you can make absolute statements as you have. There are in =
some schools who have a history of graduating some very good production =
My alma mater The University of North Texas is a good example. Jerry Austin=
Elmer Taylor, a former Leach apprentice, are the two long-time faculty. =
a partial list of production potter alumni :
Gary and Daphne Hatcher, Pine Mills Pottery=3B Frank Campbell, Dos Rios =
Dee Buck, Buck Pottery=3B Jim Dale, Salado Pottery=3B Don Ellis, Cloudcroft =
Rachel Norris, Joy Pottery=3B John Bailey, Jay Bucek, Max Butler, John =
Scott Roberts, Winston Wigand, Tony Holman, etc.,...
I'm sure there are other schools who also graduate students who go on to =
living as production potters. I would encourage people who are interested =
going to graduate school to spend their two or three years refining their =
and learning all they can about running a small business because upon =
the opportunity to make a living selling pots is more realistic than that
elusive full time tenure track faculty position they covet.
=3E=3E=3E Lee Love =3CAkitajin=40millcomm.com=3E 10/19/98 08:10am =3E=3E=3E
From: Rafael Molina-Rodriguez
=3EIs it possible that production potters are ignorant
=3Eof academic concerns such as curriculum development,
=3Esyllabi, assessment/grading, advising,
Good point. Isn't the main reason for studying at the university is to
get a university job? A production potter doesn't need to learn
curriculum development, syllabi, etc.
/(o=5C' Lee In Saint Paul, Minnesota USA
=5Co)/' mailto:Ikiru=40Kami.com ICQ=23 20586182
Rick Hugel on wed 21 oct 98
I'll jump in here, because the statement below struck me as rather strange.
"A production potter doesn't need to learn curriculum development, syllabi,
It would seem to me that learning these things could be very helpful. It
all comes under the headings of 'management', 'planning', 'organization'.
Something I am sure that any potter needs. It is the thinking process that
is being developed that can be applied to varying situations.
Just my little ole two cents worth.