The Cape Cod Potters show at the Cape Cod Museum of Art opens Friday night (Feb. 27) with a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception and a bunch of potters cleaned up for the occasion. (I must have some jeans without glaze stains around here somewhere ... ) I was at the museum today to bring my pots to the museum's shop, which the potters are taking over while the show is up until mid-April. The show itself, with more than 200 pots and sculptures by more than two dozen potters, is a wonder. The event was planned for literally years by potter Gail Turner, juried by Virginia's Dan Finnegan and mounted beautifully in one of the museum's two big galleries by Michael Giaquinto, the museum's exhibitions curator. Tomorrow night's event should be fun. The show is up from Friday until April 12, with occasional gallery talks by potters and one in mid-March by juror Dan Finnegan. Go to the museum's website (ccmoa.org) for hours and directions. And then come to the show.
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