Comments: "Peace, Stephanie, it's amazing what Paul Soldner was always doing for the peaceful arts. His constant encouragement will continue to resonate. His inspiration is also at the center of my studio, turning on two of his wheels. Just outside in a walk-in catenary-arch kiln he inspired called 'Maija PEACE Shrine', every day a candle is lit and a bronze bell by his beloved contemporary, Toshiko Takaezu, is ringing for Peace."
Comments: "These are sad days for us as we think of Soldner because we just knew his generosity and extraordinary creativity would go on forever. But----at least he had time to do well nearly every damn thing one could imagine! Love to you, Steph, and family. Nancy d'"
Comments: "Sorrow for your loss. Mr.Soldners work and his way did have an important effect on my theraputic and search values. As one who lost their father before really getting to know him, in solice I always remark to friends about that envy I have of them for getting to know their parent so well. Best Wishes Kraig"
Added: "January 08, 2011 - 06:22 AM"
Submitted by Name: Rosemary Malbin E-mail: Contact
Comments: The master is at rest. His works live on.
Comments: "Hello Steph, Before I had the honor of knowing Paul, one of my first visions of Paul's work (a teapot) was at U of CO at Boulder, when Paul was taking a class from Kate Horsman...just remembering the crafted beauty Paul brought to life with the clay is indelible.
The synchronicity of Kodachrome's film being no longer available...as with Paul...an end to an era. Indelible images and forms...powerful yet gentle because of who Paul was and where he allowed us to be a part of this life's journey. He shared all. I know! I bought one of his first 5 clay mixers. Wow! It changed my whole studio, with more time to make pots.
I fondly remember times at Paul's and Ginny's Aspen studio eating freshly baked bread and at other times drinking dandelion wine with him.
Perhaps one of my MANY fond memories was sitting in the Aspen Studio hot tub with Paul, drinking coffee in the early morning with fresh snow falling and our discussion of wine-making and designing and placement of his 'new' wine cellar.
It was an honor for me to be one of the presenters in a workshop at DU for Paul's retrospective in 2009.
To honor you...Paul; you opened up life's obvious moments that for many of us may have passed by, had you not pointed the way.
Love, Robert LeDonne"
Added: "January 07, 2011 - 05:10 PM"
Submitted by Name: "Gregg and Karen, Darvin and Evelyn Luginbuhl" E-mail: Contact
Comments: Our Love to you and your family Stephanie! Our prayers are with you. So many wonderful memories!
Added: "January 07, 2011 - 11:15 AM"
Submitted by Name: Ryan And Johanna E-mail: Contact
Comments: Wow I am sorry to hear that such an awesome mam had to pass. I met him trough Rodney Mott And they were My mentors in clay and art. He will be greatly missed