A long time ago I took my 7 year old daughter to a pottery class. There were 10 young children there for the class so I asked the teacher if she wanted me to stay. She smiled and said "Sure, if you want to." Watching the kids was a lot of fun and before too long one of the boys looked at me and asked me "How do you make a cow's ear?" I was more than happy to help and moved to answer him when the teacher leaned into him and said in a soft voice "What do YOU think a cow's ear looks like?" Watching him close his eyes and think, then open them and start making a cow's ear the way HE saw it taught me a lesson I have often used dealing with my daughter. You do not always have to give an answer. You can let a child show you what they see and boy, oh boy, do you get some interesting results.
That was the beginning of a great friendship between me and Lorraine Felix. I love watching her teach and have taken classes myself. She brings out the best in her students. She forces you to be creative. All with a simple question. "What do you think it looks like?"
This is Lorraine.
Lorraine's dear husband, Bob does all the handyman work at the house they own in the Downtown area of Gardnerville. The next few days I will show the store, products, some of the happenings, and give some information about this treasure. I am proud to be a part of it.