in studio

I have been making things out of “nothings” since I built my first lean-to from the bricks of our bombed-out house during the war…  

It was natural to work with clay despite my hapless beginning efforts. The material did not impose any restrictions, like wood, stone, and metal. So, I set out to become a potter.  

Since I was very impatient, I was a pretty bad potter. All I wanted to make was the biggest pots on the wheel. I had learned from observing potters at work while sitting in front of them in classes, so I did everything in a mirror-image way. I never did learn to throw a pot the right way.