In the old USSR there was an award or medal for Hero Mothers. These were mothers who had large families or lost children in a war.
Proge and I use it as a compliment when one of us has done something special or a little out of the ordinary. We have begun to use it as a designation for people who have done something extraordinary.
Which leads me to HERO POTTERS. These are the potters who have given huge amounts back to the clay community in addition to a body of work that makes a genuine statement.
My first Hero Potter is Robin Hopper. The man is a walking encyclopedia of knowledge. If you have a problem chances are he has covered it in one of his bookd
Making Marks is one of my go to books when I need information about working on a clay surface.
Robin Hopper Ceramics is an overall view of his life and work. I find both invaluable. Plus they have wonderful, informative photos!
So! Who are your Hero Potters? Do you have any?
This post will be linked to Sunday Ceramics; I will also put a link on Mud Colony.
Enjoy the week ahead. As always, thanks for stopping by.........*s*
P.S. Robin is also a dynamite gardener!