Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 12 – Lot 18
Title: Potter Is Featured In Restoration Area This Summer
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 Material Information
Title: Potter Is Featured In Restoration Area This Summer
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 12 – Lot 18
Physical Description: Clipping
Language: English
Creator: Carling, Anne
Publication Date: 1969
Copyright Date: Public Domain
Physical Location:
Box: 4
Divider: Block 12 Lot 18
Folder: Exhibits - Pottery (part of Sanchez de Ortigosa Property)
 Subjects
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
60 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Sanchez de Ortigosa House
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 60 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.895848 x -81.313221
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00094125
Volume ID: VID00013
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: B12-L18

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Talented Artist Is Graduate Of The University Of Florida


By ANNE CARLING
Women's Editor
Follow the narrow pathway
off Cuna Street just behind the
restoration area's carpenter
shop and you'll enter the world
of Neal Jowaisas, a musta-
chioed young man with intense
blue eyes and a liking for coun-
try and western music, who's
spending his summer "making
pottery."
To be more specific, he is
"making pottery all my de-
signs," he stresses,.as part of
the craft program for the
St. Augustine Historical Restor-
ation and Preservation Commis-
sion. Here since June 15, Jowai-
sas plans to remain in the north
St. George Street area until the
beginning of September, after
which he will return to the Uni-
versity of Florida, Gainesville,
where he has an assistantship to
study for his Master's degree.
A talented potter who grad-
uated with honors this past
spring, receiving a B. F. A. in
ceramics from the University of
Florida, Jowaisas's craft area is
open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Saturday.
He also plans pottery demon-
strations at 10:30 a.m., 1 and 3
p.m., each day. The demonstra-
tions "take about 10 minutes,
but look much easier than they
are," he says.
Offered Services
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y.,
whose parents now reside in
West Palm Beach and whose
wife Teresa, and 10-month-old.
daughter, Erin, are living in
Gainesville, Jowaisas was told
of the restoration craft area by
local craftsman Dan Holiday.
The talented potter offered his
services to the group, and they
were accepted.
Working with pottery under
two ears, Neal explains that he
became interested in the-..t1
when a Friend introduced him to
the subject. At the time. Jowai-
sas was a math major at Flor-


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"I sort of got seduced away
from mathematics and into
art," he shrugs. The seduction,
however, required about a year
and a half additional schooling.
Wide Range
Items made by Jowaisas, who
rates his prices as "rock bot-
tom," range from mugs and
small containers to cookie jars,
bean pots, pitchers and casse-
roles. It's all iven proof, he
stresses.
"The stuff I'm doing for this
(the restoration)" he continues,
"is very small. One reason is
that tourists don't want to take
large items."
There's no particular design
to his work, Neal admits. "They
change all the time, because
you're growing all the time.
Things I did six months ago, I
wouldn't do today... My
work," he suggests, "is an ac-
cumulation of things I have stu-
died."
Wants To Teach
After he earns a Master's de-
gree in ceramics, the future
for Neal, who captured an hon-
orable mention his first time
participating in the competitive
Winter Park Arts and Crafts
Festival, includes being an in-
structor.
"My plans for the immediate
future are to teach ceramics on
the college level," he says.
"What I'd really like to do is to
be a potter, but you can't al-
ways do what you want.
"Right now," he concludes,
surveying his accumulation of
accomplishments, "it's goo
pottery. It's not great or exc
lent," he adds wistfully,
it will be some day!"


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