Marie Wright's Profile
Becoming a crystalline glaze potter started for me in Junior College when I took my first ceramics class. In the school display case, I saw my first crystalline glazed piece, and I was just floored by it – I wanted to learn how to do that more than anything. Naturally I asked my teacher, and then a few of the advanced students to explain, and I got the same answer from all of them: It’s a complicated process – too hard for you. Don’t bother trying.
I took two semesters of ceramics in college, and then went on to do all of the things that good kids do – I got the degree that I wanted in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and then met my goal of getting a good job as a research scientist. All throughout this process, though, I missed the ceramics classes and I never forgot that lovely crystalline piece and the unsatisfactory answer I got when I tried to learn the process...
- Born on November 9
- Joined July 21, 2010