We had the good fortune of connecting with Alan Lacovetsky and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Alan, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Doing one thing well and sticking to it. I have been lucky to have had world famous teachers and mentors which introduced me to a high level of excellence.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Because of my teachers/mentors I was able to enter the field in a strong position. I could see artistic excellence and know the level I had to aim for. The rest was up to me to make sure I put the blinders on and just keep doing what I had been taught. There are sacrifices to make in order to do that but every field would present those challenges.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I have lived on and between the two coasts of Canada and also on the east coast of Australia. I have worked in Thailand, China, Korea and Croatia. All fantastic so I would like my friends to see all of those wonderful places. Culture, people and food is really great everywhere I’ve been.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My first teachers and mentors; Robert Archambeau, John Reeve, Warren McKenzie, Peter Rushforth and Gwyn Piggot who were world famous. I was lucky to have them and be introduced to the field of pottery at such a high level.

Website: alanlacovetsky.com

Facebook: Alan Lacovetsky

Other: www.watchthewave.ca www.stonewaregallery.ca

Image Credits
Photos by Alan Lacovetsky

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