The San Diego Community lost a wonderful potter, a good friend, and an amazing human being this month to cancer. Ed Thompson passed away earlier this month. Ed had given a two day workshop last year at my high school and the kids were simply blown away. After watching Ed throw large beautiful thin walled forms that seemed to defy gravity I asked him how he managed to throw these seemingly impossible forms. He described a subtle shift in hand placement to me that I had never heard of. I made this adjustment when I was throwing and I began to throw larger forms that had previously eluded me. I was very lucky to have a large jar of mine included in The 2010 Strictly Functional Pottery National this year. That jar went on to win the People's Choice Award and I know that I never would have been able to make it without the guidance of Ed Thompson. Thank you Ed and rest in peace my friend.
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