The History of Utilitarian Clay: Celebrate the Object National Symposium

"In the spring of 1990, Michael Simon, well respected studio potter from Georgia was teaching a one week workshop at ArrowmontSchool of Arts and Crafts.  Bill Griffith, then the Assistant Director of Arrowmont approached Michael at the end of the workshop session and asked for Michael’s thoughts about Arrowmont hosting a conference with a focus on making pottery.  Michael liked the idea and commented, 'if you do a conference about pottery, I hope you celebrate the object, damn it!' "

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