For those of you in my Advanced Throwing Class at the U of M, if you do not know Betty Woodman and her work, look her up! I did not see this today so I am terribly grateful to Sally Michener for letting me know.
Betty Woodman really pushed ceramics into importance. She was a clay sculptor who combined many styles, most with a feminist slant. She has worked for the past six decades and her influence and inspiration resonates through generations of artists. She will be missed.