"As for the Old Church Demarest show, it is unique in many ways. The fact that the quality of the 30 potters/ceramic artists is always so high stands out amongst any other group shows. The show has an educational aspect in that it allows the visiting audience an opportunity to learn and interact with the potters and artists that is otherwise not available.
And finally, for me perhaps a bit selfishly, it allows me to spend time with old friends, see fresh and excited new faces as in the younger generation that is coming up, and spend time with people who I have admired over the years, but perhaps have not had the chance to meet."
- Jeff Shapiro