Marcia Selsor on fri 26 aug 05
Penn State has Chris Staley and Liz Quakenbush (great Majolica)
Southern Illinois has Harris Deller
Miami University in Ohio has Dennis Tobin
Winthrop University in Rock Hill has Jim Connelly
Ohio in Columbus has Joe Bova and Mary Jo Bole
but very few teaching jobs for the Graduates
On Aug 26, 2005, at 8:13 PM, Mark Knott wrote:
> do not over look Arizona with kurt wieser or LSU with bobby
> silverman. Both from alfred and needless to say great artist with
> fantastic teaching skills. m.knott
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Mark Knott on fri 26 aug 05
do not over look Arizona with kurt wieser or LSU with bobby silverman. Both from alfred and needless to say great artist with fantastic teaching skills. m.knott
Vince Pitelka on sat 27 aug 05
> Tony, this hits on how I have always chosen "where" to study.
> Pick the "who" first. The teacher is more important than the place.
Generally I think this is good advice, but it is also important not to
succumb to the temptation to pick someone who does work like you want to do.
That is usually a mistake. It is far more important to find a good teacher.
Good teachers are not interested in spawning proteges. Instead, they want
to bring out honest original direction in the student.
My graduate professor was Frank Ozereko at UMass-Amherst. He posts
occasionally on this list. He didn't do work anything like mine (although
he does extraordinary work). He took such delight in pushing each of his
grad students to produce exciting original work, and he got real
satisfaction when that happened. He never tried to implant style or
direction. Instead, he simply provided information and ideas, and
constantly pushed and inspired us. He has this way of whistling in a
tuneless fashion, and you could hear him as he came down the stairs to the
graduate studios. We always knew we were in for some good critique and
information when we heard that whistling.
Lots of prospective grad students make the mistake of selecting a teacher
solely on the basis of the work they do. That usually ends in distaster.
In any grad program that interests you, talk to the current and former grad
students, and find out what kind of teacher you will really be dealing with.
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