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Important News!

September 24, 2009

Bacia Edelman 1925 - 2009

My dear friend and renowned potter, Bacia Edelman has died at 84 years of age.

She was an incredibly, intelligent, active and creative person, right up to the end.

Bacia lived a very full 84 years and died surrounded by her family and loved ones.

I will miss her


My article "Oh, Yes You Can", about how I fire my pots in aluminium foil saggars, has been published in the July/August issue of "Pottery Making Illustrated"

One of my pieces is featured in an article by John Hesselberth, "Great Results from Electric Kilns" in the July/August issue of the British pottery magazine, "Ceramic Review "

I had my work featured in two new books from Lark that came out last summer.

- "500 Plates & Chargers
Innovative Expressions of Function & Style"

- "Surface Design for Ceramics" by Maureen E. Mills

My article "Piece de Resistance" for Pottery Making Illustrated was anthologized in

- "Surface Decoration: Finishing Techniques"

Which came out in early 2008.

Please have a look at the books.









RF-Keyhole-Waterloo.jpg (51018 bytes)Hi, my name is Russel and I'm a Pot Fondler. There I said it and already I feel better about it. I'm the guy you've seen skulking behind the potted ferns in galleries and fairs just waiting for you to turn your back so I can get at your pots. I can't control it! In the presence of good pots something just comes over me! I've got to feel the balance of their weight, pet their bottoms, stroke their sensuous curves, nuzzle their graceful necks, their luscious lips!!!! Sorry, I'm getting carried a way just talking about it! I know I've been an embarrassment to my friends.

As if that weren't enough! I, (oh I'm so sick) I even go so far as to MAKE POTS for OTHER PEOPLE TO FONDLE!! I build simple friendly forms, by hand; enrobed in layer after layer of lustrous Terra-Sigillata, then smoked in an envelope of newspaper and aluminum foil. The serene surface of Terra-Sigillata and the warm subtle hues of smoke firing, a combination just waiting to trap the latent pot fondler.

And I know you're out there! I've seen you stealing glances at other potter's handles, seeming to "accidentally" brush against the curving hip of a large urn, casually upsetting a pot to get a better look at the foot ring (foot ring fetishists!). But you needn't feel ashamed, it's natural, and you're not alone. Give in to your desire, you have nothing to lose but your pocket change!

Russel Fouts,
Founding member of the Brussels Chapter of Pot Fondlers Anonymous.
Call your buddy when the need gets too great and we'll fondle pots together.
Ask about our 12 step program to come to terms with your pot fondling tendencies.


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