Beatrice Wood had infectious laughter. She lived to be 105 years old and attributed her longevity to “young men and chocolates.”

Once, I overheard a colleague of mine talking to his students when sharing Wood’s work with them. He was remarking how recognizable her work is, the characteristic dance in the arms of the handles and necks. His advice to his students, in this light, was that if you can recognize your work in progress on the shelf without having to turn it over to look at the initials underneath, you know you’re doing something right.

Curiosity is involved…and I’m madly curious

Beatrice Wood

Listen for her message at the end of the 8-minute video for further elucidation!