Sunday, January 29, 2012

Early Years

Here are some pictures from the early years. Click on one to get a better view. Mouse-over to see the titles.


  1. Dear Jere and all you darling kids. My memory bank is packed with delightful memories of my visits to your charming home, but tonight I must talk about Ray and his teaching,that amazingly talented and humble craftsman who created a studio and an atmosphere of complete creative freedom for all of his students. With never a negative attitude in the five years I was fortunate enough to be in his classroom he would provide ANYTHING I requested as he knew I was serious and dedicated. He taught by example, he would give a striking demonstration of his proficiency where he was truly one with the wheel and clay. I would marvel at the forms he could create with such fluidity, these natural shapes would evolve never forced or eclectic, he copied no-one!! The results were always a Grimm,unique and fresh and masculine as hell, oh what a potter,oh what a Dad,husband and friend.....I loved him and admired him, such an genuine and caring guy, how lucky I was to stumble into that old Lincoln high building and meet a man who would give me a place to work with no demands just true encouragement. Sure going to miss you ole Pal! Most fondly, Phil Eagle class PSU 65'

  2. Hey, Google made a blunder using my wonderful daughter's URL instead of mine....anyway she is MUCH better to look at than some old-timer for sure......Regards, Phil