INVINCIBLE KAY HACKETT DEMONSTRATES
TO A SOLD OUT CROWD
gave a captivating lecture on the history of world ceramics, culminating with
education at Alfred University. She
then launched briefly into the design process she employed
at Stangl, showing many of her original sketches and drawings.
The young girls were thoroughly
amazed at the concept of each product comes from an initial design or sketch.
They were thrilled
to match Kay’s drawings to the finished examples she had brought along.
then demonstrated Stangl’s decorating process, beginning with the
application of charcoal
stencils to some green ware plates. Watching
Kay deftly carve the stenciled designs, the girls
were spellbound. Never have we
witnessed so large a group of pre-teen girls be so attentive and
quiet as they were that evening with Kay!
After the carving, Kay showed the girls how the colors
were mixed to workable consistency and hand-painted onto the designs.
Throughout the entire
demonstration, Kay stressed the importance of design, and that everything
begins with design.
Even though Stangl Pottery was Kay’s medium, she explained that the basic
concepts are all the
same and can be translated to any area of interest.
Kay also brought a display of framed Stangl
we enjoyed dinner at Kay’s favorite restaurant and yakked for hours catching
up on gossip and news. We never
did get Kay home until well after midnight!