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September 16, 1988 - Image 60

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-09-16

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would stay up late and work
on it. I made a lot of mistakes,
and I stumbled through, but
it was a huge learning ex-
perience?' Now, 12 years later,
she said she feels secure in
her knowledge of the con-
struction and operation of a
pottery kiln.
Shapiro is the daughter of
Esther and Harry Shapiro of
West Bloomfield. Esther is a
real estate agent, and Harry
is a builder and land
developer. Teenage Audrey
grew up in Southfield. "My
parents always let us explore.
They taught us that you can
see beauty in little things."
She began her college
career as an art student at
Eastern Michigan University.
After a year she moved on to
the Center for Creative
Studies and explored com-
mercial art until she became
"disillusioned." She found the
field too regimented. "In com-
mercial art I couldn't be spon-
taneous enough."
And pottery? "Oh, I hated
it back then."
So the 20-year-old art stu-
dent decided to take a break
from her schooling, moved out
to New Mexico, and, by
chance, she became friendly
with a local potter. "She was
a woman in her 50s, who
wanted to write a book on pot-
tery and on her life. I was
fascinated by how she work-
ed," Shapiro recalls.
Thus, the pair made a
bargain. "I took notes for her
book, and she taught me how
to work on the potter's wheel.
She'd leave me alone in her
studio, and I'd swear and cuss,
but I learned.
Shapiro returned to
Michigan with a new direc-
tion. Upon her graduation
from MSU, she moved up
north to Torch Lake, renting
space in an artist's studio
there. Within six months she
realized that she needed a
place of her own. "So I work-
ed as a bartender, bought a
90-year-old house, and now I
had my own studio."
Shapiro owned her suc-
cessful Blackstone Gallery in
Bellaire from 1978 to 1984,
doing many summer art
shows as well. What made her
leave the north counry and
return to Detroit? "We're still
figuring that out," she says
with a smile.
"Seriously, we realized that
we'd made it up north. It was
a time to learn and grow. But
now was the time to come
back to Detroit and ex-
perience new things. I wanted
to go back to school, and Doug
came back for business
reasons."
Wilkin is a carpenter turn-
ed builder, and the two have
found that their talents corn-

.

Bowls are among the many items that Audrey Shapiro creates.

plement each other well. Not
only is Shapiro's kiln a joint
construction venture, but the
two are about to redo their
kitchen with hand-made tiles
which Shapiro will design
and produce.
The potter also speaks with
modest pride about the pair's
most precious product, six-
year-old Aaron. Shapiro calls
her son an "imaginative little
artist. He's quite a creative
kid, who doesn't space out on
the tube. He's even gotten a
number of commissions.
Right now he's into
decorating T-shirts with puf-
fy paints."
Shapiro has renewed her
teaching certificate. She sees

it as security for "down the
road when I may retire as a
potter."
"Sometimes I feel as if I'm
becoming too withdrawn, too
eccentric," she observes. "The
world is going past me, and I
need to get out into it. I need
to be around people more. I
haven't had enough oppor-
tunities to explore recently.
I've been too busy producing."
In the meantime, she hopes
to do "some larger, more
sculptural pieces?'
seems
still
Shapiro
somewhat baffled by the
direction her life has taken.
"It's a great story, isn't it?
Look at what happened to a
Jewish girl from Southfield."

Dennis James playing the glass armonica.

Vivace Concert Series
Features Glass-ical Trio

The Vivace Concert Series
of the Birmingham Temple
will open its 12th season at
7:30 p.m. on Sept 25 with the
Glass-ical Trio, featuring
Dennis James playing the
glass armonica, accompanied
by harpsichord and baroque
flute.
In addition to the concert,

the audience will have the op-
portunity to create music by
playing on color-coded drink-
ing glasses of varying water
levels.
The glass armonica, in-
vented by Benjamin Frank-
lin, consists of a series of glass
cones of increasing size,
mounted on a rotating

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