In my other life I was a potter. While picking up my first masters at
K-State with Ange Garzo, I was assigned the project of trying to figure out
how a clay whistle was constructed. It took me a couple weeks...... looking
though books on the physics of musical sound, talking to archaeologists,
looking at every kind of whistle, recorder and organ pipe I could find.
At the time, I resented the project because I just wanted to learn to
throw big pots. Garzio had all these other things he was interested
in....whistles, waste oil kiln fuel, glaze chemistry, etc. etc. Looking
back, I appreciate him pushing us after his interests. Several years later,
I was asked to write a few articles about the work I did while there,
including the two whistle articles.
I think I still have a copy or two of whistle documents out in the studio.
If individuals on the list are interested in copies of the whistle pages,
they can send me e-mail "off-list" with a P.O.Box address and I will see
what I can do to help.
At 10:08 AM 1/16/97 CST6CDT, Jeff Young wrote:
>> In regards to clay whistle articles I think you are looking for
>> "Clay Whistles Parts I and II," Ceramics Monthly, March and April
>> 1977, by Bob Fromme.
>> If this is true? Here is a Bob Fromme on our listserve.
>> rfromme (Robert Alexander Fromme)
>Robert @tenet.edu. Is this you? Are you the whistle guru whom we
>are seeking? Speak up man! You have much to teach us no doubt.
>Assistant Professor, Art Education
>University of Central Arkansas
>Department of Art
>Conway, AR 72035