Patti Warashina, Tip Toland and Richard Notkin at Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA (Quarantine Learning Report)
Friday night I enjoyed listening to fellow Washingtonians Patti Warashina, Tip Toland and Richard Notkin talk about their long and wonderful careers as artists. All three were charming, self-deprecating and seemingly unchanged by their success. They have worked hard, and offered great advice for other artists of all sorts.
I felt as if we were all sitting in a room together. At one point the three were talking about attending the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) in Kansas City (where I grew up), and I thought, why wasn’t I there? Then I realized I was a very young child at the time. I forgive my parents for not having the foresight to take me.
If you would like to see the chat, check on Pottery Northwest’s website in a few weeks as they are planning on putting it on their YouTube channel. I’ll post it here as well.
Below are just a few images of each artist’s work. A group post cannot do them justice. They each have a vast body of work, so you are going to have to do a little bit of stalking yourselves. I’m pretty sure you have seen their work in museums and galleries around the world.
I’ve attended individual workshops by all three, through the John Natsoulas Gallery. You can purchase those individually if you’d like to watch. I enjoyed all three of them live, but they would be great to watch in recorded form. I’ve been a regular at John’s excellent workshop series. Never underestimate the John Natsoulas Gallery!