Thank you for your reply. Sorry I am so California brain washed, I
totally overlooked Oregon and Washington, duh!
I totally understand what you say, and I have personally, on and off
taken classes from many sources, adult education, community colleges,
and rock and mineral clubs. Some 5 years ago, I found the Crafts
Center at UCSD, and have not looked elsewhere.
I was lucky enough to find Jay Whaley there, and with my many
instructional exposures, I know I am in the midst of the best. Jay’s
19 year duration TA, has been ill and the last two semesters I have
filled in. That has taken away my bench time, but I now realize I
have so much of Jay’s training in me, that I hear what he hears and
see what he sees. I actually hear myself saying “too much gas” “not
enough heat,” several times during the class, and to myself while I
So do examine what is offered in the above schools, watch for
Workshops given in the same places on weekends, as well as Studios in
the area. Take some of those offered at Revere, and if you can
absolutely do get to new Approach School, I know Blaine Lewis, and
have seen his work. I too one day hope to get there as well.
With your positive attitude, I know you will find what you seek. As
long as you can plug your computer in and punch your clock, it
doesn’t matter where you are. Be a vagabond for a while and love it.