We had the first class today. She seems good. Half the class are those who have taken the class before, which is also a very positive indication. Also the explicit notification that it's fine whereever in the titled continuum you'd like to fall: basket (traditional form), vessel (intermediary form), or sculpture (non-utilitarian form).
Also, this evening (thanks to my husband, who saw it in the menu) I saw the last half of the original "The Crow" movie. Um... what should I say? I can see why those who loved the first wouldn't care for the second. The first is a "real" movie: characters, dialogue, plot (possibly). The second is much more simplistic, much more highly stylized... but I -liked- the stylization. The first is a better movie. The second is more visually stunning. My opinion, eh.