Mentors and Heroes

I have been incredibly lucky to have known and worked with so many great people in art whose energy, insights and work have helped me. Click on any of the photos or names below to learn about my experiences with each of these wonderful souls. Among these, Rudy, Don and both Carl and Hilda Morris have passed away, but their influence and voices remain irrepressible!

sax1BILL SAX

For decades one of the best potters in America. A great friend and also made flameware.

donreitzDON REITZ
Lifetime artist and teacher. 1929 – 2014

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RUDY AUTI0

Lifetime artist and teacher. 1926 – 2007

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BRUCE BRECKENRIDGE

Lifetime artist and teacher. Professor Emeritus of Art University Wisconsin, Madison

morris7HILDA MORRIS  1911 – 1991
Family friend and abstract expressionist sculptor

morris6CARL MORRIS  1911 – 1993
Family friend and abstract expressionist painter

yellinROBERT YELLIN
Japan-based ceramic writer, collector and critic, responsible for www.yakimono.net (the best website ever on Japanese ceramics)