Nine  years ago, I met my mentor and friend, Jack Troy, potter, writer, and  curious-about-all-things artist, while he was teaching clay at Juniata College, and quickly became his studio tech in the college Pot Shop.  One of my memories from that autumn includes the day that he told his students to “Get With the Program,” and buy books for his class over the internet.  I’ve pulled out his quote regularly as fuel to transition from Luddite to tech savvy.

So as the wood stove crackles nearby, this old fashioned potter moves yet again towards the 21st century.  Thanks, Jack, for the prod.