Soldner Tile

I just got back from teaching a workshop at a fabulous place, Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado.  It was originally supposed to be a two-person workshop with Kurt Weiser, but he got sick.  Luckily, Julia Galloway, a very well respected potter (and professor at my alma mater, the University of Montana) was enrolled in the class as a student.  She stepped in as a second teacher and did a fantastic job.  I'm in awe of her as a teacher.  As part of the class, I painted this 10" x 8" tile portrait of Paul Soldner, the very famous clay artist who was instrumental in starting Anderson Ranch.  The students were an amazing group and all in all, it was a fantastic experience.  I hope I get to go back some day.  And Ruth came and joined me after the workshop for about 5 days of hiking, sight-seeing and relaxing to celebrate our 47th anniversary.