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

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.

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

  1. Patricia Griffin Says:

    What a great post, full of interesting images and memories! (The greyhound bus ride after your wreck and all those broken pots… Wow.)
    Just finished listening to an interview with Julia on Ben Carter’s podcast so your post was super timely. Thanks for sharing !

  2. Connie Says:

    thank you so much Pat! I was very much thinking back on this post!

  3. Connie Says:

    I thought I would pass this email a long from Julia, about her letter of the Day!!

    Hi Connie,
    Well my dear, honestly, I got a little chocked up looking at your blog.

    It is rather stunning to me that you have seen my career for so long.
    What a nice job you do on your website – blog.

    OK my dear, I am heading out to teach summer school – hope you are well,

  4. Linda Starr Says:

    Oh more super photos, love the metal sculptured animals.

  5. Connie Says:

    Thanks Linda! We (my son and I) have a great time taking these photos. I know when he is older and he realizes that this is not normal behavior he won’t think it’s so cool.