“When I quit doing pottery,” recalls Brady, “I became depressed about art and what it was for me.” But a moment of inspiration flashed when Brady, who had started working as a house painter, read an article in Art in America. “One morning I got to the house I was painting,” says Brady. “I make a cup of coffee and opened a magazine and there is an interview with Isamu Noguchi. It resonated so powerfully that—this is 8:15 in the morning–I got up, I wrote a note saying that I came but I had to go, and I’d be back tomorrow. I went home where I had two big barrels of clay stored, and I dived into that clay and turned all of it into objects that day. And not one thing was a pot. After about two years, I thought I was at a point where I could apply to graduate school.” To read more by Cherie Louise Turner, Art Ltd., click here.