Saturday, September 10, 2011

David Leach at Anderson Ranch 1988

Thanks to Simon Leach for posting this 2 part video of his father teaching at Anderson Ranch in June 1988. I took a workshop with David at the Clay House in Santa Monica around 25- 30 years ago. The Clayhouse was owned by three potters at that time and there were always wonderful workshops with visiting artists like David, Ken Ferguson, Cynthia Bringle, John Glick, Daniel Rhodes, Peter Lane and many more.

Looks like I'll be able to get a fairly early start in the studio this morning. There wasn't much studio time yesterday. The morning was spent making pizza sauce, then there was a little bit of studio time in the afternoon to trim and wax a few pots, followed by a bit of weeding and then off for an early dinner at the seafood buffet. If you get there when they open you get first dibs on the biggest, freshest oysters. :-)

Looks like it's going to be a beautiful day, so I will take a bit of a studio break after lunch to check out the garden just to do the days harvest. Tonight I'm planning on making a new Lidia Bastianich, easy, Italian sweet sausage recipe and with it a potato and green bean salad if there are any green beans that haven't gone to seed. Since I've already stocked the freezer with plenty of beans, I do let a lot of the heirloom beans go to seed around this time, to save for next year.

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