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updated fri 14 jul 06

 

maggie leysath on thu 13 jul 06


Clayarters,

I don't write often because I have only just begun working with clay. I have loved clay for more than a decade and taken classes any time it was possible, but raising two children came first.

They are gone now and so I was very interested in the MFA thread and all the opinions about getting an education that were recently posted.

I was a bit frustrated to find that my local university no longer offers an MFA. Even if I wanted to go back to school to be in the environment, all of their classes in art are offered during the day...they work the same hours I do.

I have been working diligently on my cylinders and am seeing real progress (like actual cylinders) and threw my first lid this past week. It is very exciting but I couldn't help but think that with instruction I might get farther.

Then I remembered the Glassell School for Art that is not so much nearby, but it is near enough. They offer night and weekend classes for nearly every class and while I will not have an MFA I feel that the possibility of professional instruction is again alive. I am taking a workshop in kiln formed glass this semester to see if it is worth the drive (about 1 1/2 hours). We live in the country so driving is something we have had to come to terms with. My husband used to commute that far every day...whew! Since I have a full studio it may not be a problem.

So I thought I would share this with you and thank you for all the comments. The thread really helped me think about the situation differently.






Maggie Leysath
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Overall's on thu 13 jul 06


Maggie,

I just read your clayart post about taking classes at
Glassell. If that is the same Glassell on Montrose in
Houston, and if you're wanting information on other
ceramic education facilities close to where you live,
e-mail me off list and I'll see if I can pass on some
information to help you.

Houston has a LOT of facilities that may be closer to
you than you realize. I'd be glad to help.

Kim Overall
Houston Potters Guild
http://www.houstonpotters.com


--- maggie leysath wrote:

> Clayarters,
>
> I don't write often because I have only just begun
> working with clay. I have loved clay for more than
> a decade and taken classes any time it was possible,
> but raising two children came first.
>
> They are gone now and so I was very interested in
> the MFA thread and all the opinions about getting an
> education that were recently posted.
>
> I was a bit frustrated to find that my local
> university no longer offers an MFA. Even if I
> wanted to go back to school to be in the
> environment, all of their classes in art are offered
> during the day...they work the same hours I do.
>
> I have been working diligently on my cylinders and
> am seeing real progress (like actual cylinders) and
> threw my first lid this past week. It is very
> exciting but I couldn't help but think that with
> instruction I might get farther.
>
> Then I remembered the Glassell School for Art that
> is not so much nearby, but it is near enough. They
> offer night and weekend classes for nearly every
> class and while I will not have an MFA I feel that
> the possibility of professional instruction is again
> alive. I am taking a workshop in kiln formed glass
> this semester to see if it is worth the drive (about
> 1 1/2 hours). We live in the country so driving is
> something we have had to come to terms with. My
> husband used to commute that far every day...whew!
> Since I have a full studio it may not be a problem.
>
> So I thought I would share this with you and thank
> you for all the comments. The thread really helped
> me think about the situation differently.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Maggie Leysath
> ALL IS WELL.
>
>
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