Phew! Some January-- wonderfully hectic for me, beyond description for my son, first-time father. Barely three weeks after Roxie was born, Nick's ceramic work was included in a faculty exhibition at New York Institute of Technology. He's an urban historian who began working with clay when he was ten years old.
A group of artists started Baltimore Clayworks in an old library a mile from our home. Nick went to the first class for children. Clay became his medium; he has always found a place for it--Boston, Santa Fe, New Orleans--in and around his "day" job. He once made a card, "Potter-historian."
Ron and I have watched his style evolve. Even in his latest work, clocks and indescrible figures, we see echoes of earlier pieces, often architectural. Roxie, in her mother's arms, slept through the event.
Some of the time it was my turn!