Reflections by John Viles on "Tall Red with Shoulders" October 2018:
The collaboration began with a drawing of a broad shouldered, tall standing vessel with measurements indicated. Pat came highly recommended as one of the best ceramists on the wheel. We discussed how to proceed including her husband Dale a fine woodworker. So Pat made a beautiful, smooth tall vessel and at the very bottom of the vessel are four small circles representing wheels. My father was in the car business and would have appreciated this small detail on his Urn. Dale made a zebra wood lid fitting perfectly. Afterwards, I painted and put multiple coats of gloss over the fire engine red (my father’s favorite color). This collaboration was very important to me. As an artist, I have never experienced anything similar.