"But now, O LORD, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand." Isaiah 64:8 NIV
Ceramics Professor - Lake Superior College
Dorian Beaulieu, while attending high school, discovered the potter’s wheel and assembled a pottery studio in his parents’ home on college street in Duluth, Minnesota. He has been working with and helping others experience the wonders of clay ever since. His ceramics classes and program at Lake Superior College has experienced tremendous growth since he introduced it to the college in 1994. According to Beaulieu, pottery students feel that working with clay has the power to heal, to make one feel better.
Beaulieu often shrugs off compliments about his teaching style. I feel a lot of joy interacting with people, he says when explaining his teaching methods. People are beautiful things.
David Beaulieu, began throwing pottery in his Uncle’s basement in the fall of 2009. At first the only reason he wanted to do pottery was to make plates and bowls for the apartment he would be moving into a few months later. He discovered how enjoyable it was to manipulate dirt into many different things. The innovative process and constant learning and development one goes through intrigued David and he is constantly looking for the next challenge.
David started taking ceramic classes at Lake Superior College in the Spring of 2010 and continues to learn in and out of the classroom. He presented pieces in three exhibits in 2010 and continues to exhibit and sell his work.