The Master & The Amatuer
This is not a New Years post even though it lands on New Years day but it is related to time. In 1991 I visited India and CRHP as a student for my first time. During that trip we were lucky enough to see a local potter making bowls on an amazing wheel made of cow dung, mud, grass and wood that was put on a spike in the ground and spun by hand. The weight of the wheel kept it spinning long enough for the potter to make a few bowls and then spin it again. Since I have been interested in pottery for many years I really enjoyed watching this man working and I always wanted to try out throwing a pot on wheel like his.
As luck would have it, yesterday we were shooting b-roll for the video about the Adolescent Boys Program here at CRHP when we found another potter working on one of these wheels.