PLEASE ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE MYSELF,

I’M A MAN OF CLAY AND GLAZE

PUSHED MUD AROUND FOR SEVENTY YEARS

OR TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND DAYS.

Robin Hopper is a man of many parts, mostly worn out, rusty or dysfunctional, due to a lifetime of excesses! He started working with clay at the age of three and is still doing it over 70 years later. His lengthy, peripatetic career as a mudpusher has included side trips into working as a Professional Actor, Stage Designer, Property Maker, Stage Manager, Stage Carpenter, Grocer, Greengrocer, Jazz Musician, Teapot, Wine and Beer-Bottle, Trumpet, Trombone and Bugle Player, European Travel Guide, Founder of Several Clay/Art/Craft Organizations, Alchemist, Geologist, Primatologist, Linguist, Ornithologist, Botanist, Ceramic Historian, Educator, Author, Garden Designer, Lecturer on Japanese Garden Design, Laborer and Star of Stage, Screen and Potter’s Wheel!

Monday, September 30, 2013

PENULIMATE EXPOSURE!


WINDING DOWN or WEARING OUT!



RH Practicing for The Paradise Jazzband on his B-Flat Walking Cane
for aging trumpet players! Full of HOT AIR as usual!

I have some bad news for the regular readers of my blog. I have again been advised to quit by my doctors, to conserve energy and eliminate further health problems. I have found it increasingly difficult do do the postings for a number or reasons, loss of memory for one and diminishing hand skills for another. I will post my final blog in early November. 

It will primarily be photographic,  showing the colors and textures of fall in our garden at 'Chosin Pottery, just outside Victoria, B.C. Canada, on beautiful Vancouver Island in the Pacific Northwest.

It will be posting #114.  
 Thanks for looking and listening. 
 Best wishes to you all. Sincerely, Robin.


5 comments:

  1. Hi Robin,
    So sorry to hear. Best to follow the doctors orders and take care of yourself. I'll be looking forward to the fall photos of your garden. Thanks for all you've shared. Keeping you in my prayers,
    Rudy

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  2. You won't be forgotten. Blogs that you've posted in the past are still going to be here (maybe forever?) May your life continue to be full of beauty, joy and comfort.

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  3. Gidday Robin, your blog posts, books, vessels, garden and glaze paintings are so full of life and color and energy. You have given so much, to so many! I will miss your posts, but I am glad you are looking after yourself. All the best, always. Rachel

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  4. Love the blog posts. We can go back to them at anytime, which is the wonderful thing about the internet. Love the tshirt with one of your drawings. Enjoy the beautiful fall colors. hugs and kisses.

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  5. Through this blog I found the name of Susy Siegele & Michael Haley and a similar cup as shown on the page. I was amazed that I had bought a pot by them without knowing of them. North Carolina, has a lot of pot makers of quality. Enjoyed reading the blog here in Oak Park, IL.

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