Paulus Behrenson

This summer’s classes at Milkhouse Studio began with a session on Pinch Pots.  Slowing down, caressing the balls of clay in our hands, quietly pinching an intimate pot, thinning the walls, imprinting our fingers into the clay as a permanent record of our connection to this piece of our earth.

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Quite naturally our conversation turned to Paulus Berenson.  We read passages from his book, “Finding One’s Way With Clay,” and were again inspired by his approach to art and clay.

We were shocked to hear of his death on June 15th; he’s been so present in our hearts as we made our pinch pots. Thank you, Paulus, for your guidance and generosity of spirit.  We celebrate your life and work.

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