It's nearly 6 p.m. Friday and I have yet to wrap and pack the first pot to take to the Wellfleet show tomorrow. OK, so I'm putting off something for which I have very little affection. Packing the truck is one of my least favorite things about making pots. But I'll do it as soon as I finish this post. Much of my time the past couple of days has been taken up by mugs, pouring bowls and plates. I was busy yesterday with throwing them, and then today with trimming feet on the bowls and adding handles to the mugs. And after Wellfleet I'll go back to making more. But I thought I'd put a few photos on the blog: freshly thrown mug bodies, plugs of clay for pulling handles, then the finished mugs drying by the window along with some of the pouring bowls. That's all for today. Onward to packing ...
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 email@example.com