Thursday, September 23, 2010

Remembering David Weaver

It is sad when we lose anyone, and especially sad when the world and community of artists lose one of our own. David Weaver, potter, forensic scientist, and proprietor of Midland Trail Gallery in West Virginia passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 19th. David is also the father of a dear friend, Rachel, who I worked with in the Ceramics Apprenticeship Program at Berea.

David Weaver gallery card, courtesy of Cherese Weaver's photos
I will be forever grateful to David and his family for opening their home and studio to me several years ago. I spent almost one week with them attending a nearby music festival, working in the studio, and helping to fire their wood kiln. It was an early interaction with firing wood kilns and began an interest in learning more about the techniques and strategies involved.

David Weaver's pottery, courtesy of Cherese Weaver's photos

That summer in West Virginia kindled my interests and fueled my future. Thank you David. Keep the Weaver family in your thoughts. 

David Weaver with pottery, courtesy of Cherese Weaver's photos

3 comments:

Janet Creamer said...
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Janet Creamer said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, Brenda.

Anonymous said...

I baked a pie in one of his hand thrown pie plates tonight. I loved his pottery and his family. What a great loss to his family, friends and the world.