Rest In Peace Patrick Swayze

As you may have heard, Patrick Swayze passed away yesterday. I love movies, and Swayze was the star of many important ones of my youth. The Outsiders, Red Dawn, Dirty Dancing, Roadhouse and Point Break, all classics. Yet there is one film that is the most important to ceramicists.

That is Ghost.

Ghost is the film that spurred a thousand pottery classes. It has been mocked and spoofed through out popular culture over the years, but there is no denying that Mr. Swayze was involved in the most popular moment of Ceramics in pop culture history. For that I say sleep well great man.


Kitty Shepherd said...

Thanks for writing this one. I once had a long drawn out conversation with Grayson Perry over the very same topic, he is an ardent pottery evening class fan and fully acknowledged Ghost and its impact.
RIP Mr Swayze - beautiful man.

Matthew Katz said...

Well, Grayson Perry does have impeccable taste and understanding

lindsey said...

beautiful post. ghost, point break, and dirty dancing were my favorites. may he rest in peace.

Jesse Lu said...

Thanks for the clip Matt. I'm such a sap, my eyes are tearing and that's so lame. I can't believe he's gone. I loved him! On another note I'm starting to think that maybe Ghost is my ceramic 'root'... hm, something to ponder.

Jesse Lu said...

oh yes, and also thanks for the lovely shout out! :)