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Brought to you by the Letter G – Julia Galloway, Jason Greene, and Mel Gould

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Brought to you by the letter G!  Julia Galloway, Jason Greene, and Mel Gould

In this post I am featuring two friends of my mine from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University!  Julia Galloway and Jason Greene, we went through undergrad together, and became great friends.  Unfortunately Jason passed away little over a year ago, he was a good friend and although I had not seen him in years, I miss him.   He made truly wonderful pots!  I only have one left and it’s at the bottom of the post.  Jason made this upside down pitcher while we were in school together.

I’m guessing most the readers who stop by my blog will have heard of Julia Galloway, I am featuring her work from undergrad to grad school to current body of work. The pictures of Julia’s work go in chronological order from most recent to undergrad.

G is for Julia Galloway.

Julia’s cloud teapot I took out on a lonely road in the middle of a prairie.

G is for Julia Galloway.

G is for Julia Galloway.

G is for Julia Galloway.

 G is for Julia Galloway.

 This pitcher of Julia’s I got when we were in school together.  She gave me many pots, but unfortunately my drive back to Wyoming from New York, I totaled my car when I got into an accident in Chicago.  I didn’t pack my pots from all my friends very well and many of them got broken.  And I had to travel home on a Greyhound Bus.  It was a sad day.

 G is for Jason Greene.

The last pitcher is Jason Greene’s!  While we were at Alfred he was making what he called his upside down pots.  I had a few more of his pots but over the years they have gotten broken.

G is for Mel Gould.

The last two photographs were taken out at Mel Gould’s house, Buryville.  He is a master tinker, inventor, engineer and artist.  Buryville is on I-80 east of Cheyenne, about 10 miles.  And Mel loves visitors; he welcomes people to stop by at any time.  It’s an amazing place and Mel is an amazing man.  Mel has had his artwork and invention at the Denver Art Museum and he has worked with Chisto and Jeanne-Claude !!! Mel designed equipment that Christo used in The Running Fence and The Umbrellas.  I’ll have to do a blog post only on Mel Gould one day!  Here is another site with information on Mel Gould.

If you’re interested here are the other posts from The ABC’s of Ceramics.  A BC DEEF - G!  Or just click on the link on the right hand side under categories.