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!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

13 MONTHS LATER!


I can't believe that it is well over a year since I wrote my last blog at this site. The site has been busier since I stopped  than it ever was while I was doing it. I've looked in occasionally. I quit because I found it difficult to keep up with and I had so little response for the amount of time it took me. Imagine my surprise to see it still going strong! I was silent for about four months and then found Facebook and established an educational page there. I could carry on there and get some degree of feedback. I did one or two postings per week, mainly on ceramic topics, and, almost every weekend, did a posting on the ANGLOJAPANADIAN garden at 'Chosin Pottery, an on going art work that I've been working on for  36 years.  Many people asked me if I would do a book on the garden and the work that has been inspired by it. I'm happy to say that I'm about 90% through doing an eBook on the garden. With any luck, it will be up and running by mid-December 2014. It is choc-a-bloc with gorgeous images of the internationally recognized garden that I designed and built, to give myself a permanent, but continually changing, source of ideas and inspiration. I will post the information when I have more details of publication date. Meanwhile, you can get further information on my Facebook Page. 
HAPPY READING!



4 comments:

  1. great photo of you, can't wait for the book

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  2. Whadda HAT! Looks like you're riding into a sunrise rather than sunset!
    So happy to see you on Facebook, even though I don't feel the connections I do to blogs!
    Your garden always amazes!

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  3. Glad to hear that the eBook on the garden is happening!

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  4. wow, great photos Mr. Grass
    You have captured the beauty of nature into camera. These are great photo graphs
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