In 1990, the Best in Show was awarded to Michael Scrivens. Michael provided a bit of insight into how he found himself to be a potter. What he has written is so humble and I hadn't remembered his piece until I uploaded it for this post. The image that is shown and the way Michael describes the process makes it seem so ordinary but all you have to do is lay eyes on this piece and it is anything but.
Here's what Michael has to say:
"I was introduced to pottery in high school around 1969 and bought my first wheel in 1970 and worked in the basement of my parents home. I studied some ceramics in college at both Mt. Hood Community College and the University of Oregon - GO DUCKS!
|Best in Show 1990|
Today, now 22 years later, with some breaks away from my pottery career, I'm still using the same beautiful terra cotta clay body and the glazing techniques with my pottery. I've shifted my focus lately to include a fairly new line of high relief tiles, which have been well received.