FACES OF THE WORLD “CUBA”
These images are part of a series titled “Faces of the World”. My objective is to capture the people in places that are not yet part of the first world economy and their communities in this early part of the 21st century. It is an exciting quest. Will I finish? My original intent was to include only portraits of the people but it seems important to see the communities and the cultures as best I can to complete the story. Of course, a few images do not tell the whole story but I hope that I have allowed a “peek under the tent”.
Craig McMillin has been working in clay for over 30 years now and journeying down the crystalline glaze path for almost half that time. His expedition in clay began in high school and continued in college; a few years working as a production potter in Texas gave him the motivation to strike out on his own. Life lead him to a sylvan region of south Louisiana, where he has lived and worked with his family, along with a few random chickens and the occasional guard cat. From the start, the potter's wheel has been his favorite tool to use in his creations. The forms that come from his time on the wheel are the perfect canvas to display the elegant crystals that form during the firing process. The allure of crystalline glazes prompted him to begin experimenting with his own glaze formulas, always on the quest to refine his previous creations. Add to his clay adventure the desire to create the largest wheel thrown stoneware forms possible, and you will enter his realm of making the impossible come alive. Ask him who his best teacher has been over the years, and the answer will inevitably be his las