Renowned potter shapes fine arts program at San Juan College

Renowned potter shapes fine arts program at San Juan College

Don Ellis’ father once told him: ‘Whatever you want to do, do it. Just be damn good at it.’
Don Ellis, professional potter and fine arts chair at San Juan College, turned down an arts scholarship in college because he did not see a way to make a living as an artist.
Don Ellis, professional potter and professor at San Juan College, is well-known throughout the country for his raku-style of pots.
Franceen Web throws a pot in the studio at San Juan College, and has been working with clay for over 40 years. “If you get bored, it’s your own fault,” Web said of pottery.
Franceen Web, enrolled in a class with potter Don Ellis, said there’s always something new to learn working with clay.

Renowned potter shapes fine arts program at San Juan College

Don Ellis, professional potter and fine arts chair at San Juan College, turned down an arts scholarship in college because he did not see a way to make a living as an artist.
Don Ellis, professional potter and professor at San Juan College, is well-known throughout the country for his raku-style of pots.
Franceen Web throws a pot in the studio at San Juan College, and has been working with clay for over 40 years. “If you get bored, it’s your own fault,” Web said of pottery.
Franceen Web, enrolled in a class with potter Don Ellis, said there’s always something new to learn working with clay.
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