JIM MELCHERT, though long retired from teaching and administrating, continues to ask questions of clay at his studio in Oakland.
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I think Ron (R.B.) Kitaj got it right when he likened the Bay Area to a watering hole for migratory birds. Many artists turn up here, get the nourishment they need, and move on. I was one who moved here from the Midwest as the 1960s were about to unfold, and though I left a few times I couldn’t stay away.