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An excellent idea

There’s a nice interview with glass artist Brad Copping, the outgoing president of the Glass Art Association of Canada, on the association’s Facebook page. Brad talks about his work, his education, and his sources of inspiration. He also makes this comment:

“When my partner Sue Rankin and I moved out of the city to start our own studio we made a pact that each year one of us would go out and take a summer course, usually at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine, or at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, in order to stay fresh and inspired with our studio practices and to broaden our network of peers.  This form of education has proved the most rewarding, as the opportunities that have come from this are many.”

We think that’s an excellent idea.