I have been nominated and seconded for membership in The American Ceramic Circle, which is a non-profit educational organization committed to the study and appreciation of post-medieval pottery and porcelain in Europe, Asian ceramics from all periods and anything ceramic in North America. The 400 strong membership is made up of museum curators, collectors, institutions and dealers. And hopefully one potter.
As I reported earlier, the conference in Williamsburg was wonderful and two of the many folks I met there have put my name forward. I feel very honored and I hope that I can be a bit of a bridge between those of us who make pots and those that study them. My university education taught almost no pottery history and it is a subject I've pursued on my own for a long time. I'm excited to have access to all these great scholars!