The article below was originally published in the special NCECA Guide, the March 2018 issue of Sights & Ceramics: Pittsburgh, pages 40, 41. . Copyright, The American Ceramic Society. Reprinted with permission.

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My grandfather, W. Bryan Allen, was a WWII combat photographer. His accounts of the war help piece together a history of tragedy and hope. A couple of years ago I wrote a few words and shared some of my favorite photographs from his tour in Europe.

I wrote a brief post about one of my all-time heroes. Link to my post below or view Bill Strickland's Ted Talk.

MacArther Award winner and former at-risk youth, Bill Strickland, elevates impoverished communities by providing dignity through world-class expectations, stunning architecture, sunlight, flowers, affection, and hope. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

I took a moment to share my thoughts about making a change in my work.

Do you have a favorite pot in your collection? What criteria makes your favorite pot top notch? I share why my favorite is one of the most unassuming pots.

Back in 2010 I was asked to write about my career thus far. 

Potter of the Month

On my old website, I hosted a monthly series of interviews with potters at all stages of their career. Please give it a look. Potters interviewed include Sarah Jaeger, Peter Brondz (pictured), Joseph Pintz, Meredith Host, Sue Tirrell, Simon Levin, Deborah Schwartzkopf, Micheal Kline and many more!