An exerpt taken from the "about me" page of his website.
"...High school art class was my first formal introduction to clay work. We were handbuilding, pinchpots and slabs. I was falling in love with it. In the industrial arts room next door there was a kickwheel underneath a sheet of plywood which was being used as a table. I asked about it and the art teacher said he didn’t know anything about how to use it. So he asked around. He convinced the shop teacher to uncover it and he found (out) the spouse of (another) teacher had taken ceramics in college. She agreed to meet with me on a Saturday morning and introduce me to the wheel. It was an incredible moment. There is much I do not remember from those days, but that morning, I remember every detail."
Learn more about Fred on his website and meet the artist when he joins seven other Warren County Potters for the art exhibition, Masters of Ceramics. The show opens with a FREE reception January 18th 6:30-8:30pm. Can't make it? The artists may be gone but the exhibition will remain through February 22nd, open to the public, at Harmon Museum, during normal business hours. (note: admission is charged for entry into the museum)
Nathaniel Grauwelman as well as various staff and volunteers of WCHS