Sunday, November 09, 2008

Update about Potter John Zentner

Today I wanted to share some not-good news with you about our friend, the wonderful potter John Zentner.

It seems John's cancer has spread. About a year ago, John was diagnosed with head/neck cancer. He went through very intensive treatment over the winter, and by late spring seemed to be making a slow recovery. Then yesterday I received an email from his partner Michele that the cancer has spread to his spine, shoulder, and left femur.

John is unable to work or move around very much, and has chosen to be at home in Northwood, NH, with hospice care rather than go into the hospital. Michele has been able to take a leave from work to be with him and care for him.

We wanted to share this with you because we know how many of you are fans of his work. We ask you to please send your prayers and positive energy his way. He is a beautiful person and we love him very much.

Read more about John Zentner.

Posted by Amy Shaw for Greenjeans.
Photo by Michele Hastings.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

John passed away Friday Dec. 12. I knew him from the time we were 13 and I never admired anyone more. He was the luckiest man I know, he had his trials and tribulations, but he KNEW from the time he was 17 that clay was his love, his refuge, and his life. He lived it well. He is gone far too soon but he sure threw a lot of clay in the time he had. Bless you John.