Friday, July 22, 2011

Strudel Time!

Every now and then I get the urge to make an apple strudel. Much of what is sold in cake-shops is not,in my opinion,worthy of the name,being concocted of filo pastry and other such inappropriate ingredients. Proper strudel is made from a sheet of pastry dough stretched so thin,my grandmother's cook used to say,that you can read your love-letters through it. There are a few holes in my sheet,as you can see,which is frowned on,but they are around the edges where they don't show. I'm off now to sample a slice before Shabbat. Next week I have two or three glaze kilns to fire,with maybe a salt firing at Tel Hai the week after.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

More Of

Tel Hai- Third Year Students' Show

Friday, July 15, 2011

Not to be Missed

You are hereby formally and informally invited to come and see what our students have been up to; the show opened yesterday amid the customary rampant emotions. Next Tuesday we're back giving critique [to me a somewhat questionable activity,since none of us is capable of being even remotely objective about our students' work]- I'll try to take some pictures then [ok,Oded?] but the work has to be seen to be believed. What most impressed me was seeing the co-operation between the bosses of Tel Hai [who until the last moment weren't prepared to have us messy artist folk cluttering up their pristine academic ivory tower,but then had an epiphany/did tshuva] and Sheri Arnon,our new hands-on CEO who did the persuading,then the designing,then a lot of the hard work getting the exhibition mounted,with Gunn and the other department heads,Cobi who does much of the construction,and the students themselves,the whole enterprise turning into a grand mutual multi-layered educational experience for all concerned,just as it should be.