OK, I'm delaying glazing for a few minutes here to post a photo of part of the August harvest. This is the kind of summer thing we dream about here on Cape Cod when the freezing northeasters blow in during February. We've got four or five different varieties of tomatoes planted in the little garden near Dee's garden shed and my gallery. I start the garden in May, nicely organized in rows of plants and seed and in hills of squash. But July, all of that organization has gone to hell and it's a jungle. So it is this year. The Asian squash has sent a long runner out toward Boxberry Hill Road and the bean poles have cucumbers (and even some beans) hanging on them. Everything is everywhere and you have to move ten different leaves of one kind or another to find all the produce. We like the green confusion of the summer garden, we like the honeybees and we like eating the vegetables from pots made here and elsewhere. This particular pot is one of mine. You can't see much of it because of the glorious reds and yellows of the cherry tomatoes. It's a small bowl fired in Chris Gustin's beautiful big anagama in nearby South Dartmouth MA. The liner glaze is my studio version of Phil Rogers's Standard Ash.
I make and sell functional pottery at Hatchville Pottery in Hatchville, a neighborhood of the town of Falmouth, at the west end of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. I'm a former journalist - 20 years as a photographer, writer and editor - who began to make pottery about 20 years ago in Alexandria, VA. My training is in pots for eating, drinking and displaying flowers, often with an Asian or late British influence. Hamada Shoji, Phil Rogers, Dan Finnegan, Nakazato Takashi, Kanzaki Shiho are all influences.
Married 40 years to Dee, a massage therapist in Falmouth, with one child, Marcus.
To see more of my pots, go to my website at http://web.me.com/hatchvillepottery/Site/Home.html
DIRECTIONS TO THE POTTERY: We are at 494 Boxberry Hill Rd. in East Falmouth. Take the Route 151/Mashpee exit off Route 28 in North Falmouth, go east on 151 to the first flashing light, take a right onto Boxberry Hill. We're about a quarter mile down on the right, at the corner of Brady Drive. Call 508-563-1948 for more information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org