On The Spark from WMRA: Beth Neville fell in love with San Mateo Ixtatán, a Chuj-Maya speaking town in the most mountainous part of Guatemala. The Charlottesville-based non-profit which Beth started helped the town get its first high school.
Charlottesville’s Susan Skalak, who’s run printer-producing robots for IBM and taught mechanical engineering at the University of Virginia, has gone back to elementary school --on a mission she’s calling EaSiEE as Pi.
Artist/showman Mark Cline lost a digit (but did get it back) while making a giant Yogi Bear statue. On The Spark, WMRA's art guy Terry Ward asks Mark about his recent ups and downs --including a museum show and a show at WMRA's art space.
Front: Carla Martinez, Kate Le, Lauren Whetzel, Clarissa McIntyre, Victoria Meador, Nora Valente. Back: Mrs Pamela Iwanicki, Savannah Turner, Pablo Santibanez, Edith Ortega-Sanchez, Briannah Cline, Wilson Smith
After serendipitously discovering clay, potter Nan Rothwell has been throwing pots (or in the old-timey Southern phrase, turning pots) on the wheel for many happy decades. Martha talks with Nan about life, clay, and "wiggling".