PLEASE ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE MYSELF,
I’M A MAN OF CLAY AND GLAZE
PUSHED MUD AROUND FOR SEVENTY YEARS
OR TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND DAYS.
Robin Hopper is a man of many parts, mostly worn out, rusty or dysfunctional, due to a lifetime of excesses! He started working with clay at the age of three and is still doing it over 70 years later. His lengthy, peripatetic career as a mudpusher has included side trips into working as a Professional Actor, Stage Designer, Property Maker, Stage Manager, Stage Carpenter, Grocer, Greengrocer, Jazz Musician, Teapot, Wine and Beer-Bottle, Trumpet, Trombone and Bugle Player, European Travel Guide, Founder of Several Clay/Art/Craft Organizations, Alchemist, Geologist, Primatologist, Linguist, Ornithologist, Botanist, Ceramic Historian, Educator, Author, Garden Designer, Lecturer on Japanese Garden Design, Laborer and Star of Stage, Screen and Potter’s Wheel!
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
THE GUY IN THE IMAGE IS A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH. FROM THE LOWEST OF DOWN TO THE HIGHEST OF UP, HE IS NOW ON A SUPER-POSITIVE TRAJECTORY WHERE ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE
WHEN SERIOUSLY DOWN FROM DEPRESSION AND MYSTERIOUS VIRAL DISEASE, HE WAS ADMINISTERED WITH A HUGE DOSE OF LOVE FROM THE WORLD CERAMIC COMMUNITY. THE RESULTING SURGE OF POWER MADE ME THINK OF DOING THIS BLOG, SOMETHING I HAD STAYED AWAY FROM BECAUSE I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT I HAD TO SAY THAT WASN’T ALREADY IN ONE OF MY BOOKS. AFTER MY CATHARSIS, I SUDDENLY HAD MORE ENERGY THAN I HAD HAD WHEN I WAS IN MY PRIME. I IMMEDIATELY KNEW WHAT I WANTED TO SAY AND MY BRAIN IS STILL WORKING WELL ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.
TUNE IN TOMORROW FOR THE NEXT EDITION AND BRING SOME FRIENDS WITH YOU FOR COMPANY. HAVE A GOOD DAY! ROBIN
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU.