Saturday, March 5, 2011
PORTRAIT: Tim Ricketts, art instructor
Tim Ricketts of Midland laughs as he builds a ceramic sculpture out of clay Saturday afternoon in a studio at the Midland Center for the Arts. Rickets has been crafting clay for more than 30 years and has been teaching at MCFTA for nearly a decade. He said it's easy to stay focused as a piece evolves, and that as you watch it change, you have to embrace it. "Each change leads me to the next step. Though, many projects are never completed. It's always a work in progress," he said. "Art is a way of expressing what I see in life. I amy look at a rock or see something in nature, and in some way, I try to use it —try to do a new take off, a new twist on something people know. I always try to find something good in the unexpected."