Robin and I have been very blessed with the success of the innerSpirit rattles through the years, so we often look for ways to give back.
This past week, I met Cindy Rutter, over the phone, and we discussed her passion for aiding in the recovery of burn victims. Cindy described it as the Phoenix rising from the ashes—we both noted the similarity to the raku pieces. We immediately sent off a few innerSpirit rattles for her auction.
I asked her to share a little bit about her organization, and this is what she had to share:
“I have just received the amazing innerSpirit Rattles from J Davis Studio. I do not even know how to begin to express my gratitude for the generous donation for our World Burn Congress Auction. I know these innerSpirit rattles are going to be a huge hit in the burn community.
When I spoke with John last week, I explained to him that I was calling regarding the innerSpirit rattles as I had purchased several from a shop in Carlsbad Village. They are one of the most wonderful things I have happened upon!!
The organization that puts on the World Burn Congress—which is a conference for burn survivors, family members and health care professionals is The Phoenix Society located in Michigan.
They are a national resource center for all burn survivors worldwide. I have been involved with the
organization for 30 years and am proud to call myself an advocate for this organization—as I myself am a burn survivor and a Registered Nurse who provided burn care in the hospital for over 25 years.”
On The Homefront
Ceramics class is moving quickly with 4 classes past and only 2 more to go. With seven creative and ambitious students we are working all over the clay spectrum from working on the wheel, making raku platters, and original tile casting molds. For the past thirty years I have enjoyed tackling clay projects so when someone has an idea I hope I am able to offer some solutions.
If you’re ever in the area, I’d love to have you as a student.