Isn't that a cool headline? And it's true. At least 600 people came out Friday night to the opening of "Clay: Works by Cape Cod Potters," and not just for the free wine, hummus, chips and grapes. The gallery was crowded from 5:30 to 7:30 with people looking at - or trying to look at - more than 200 pots by potters from all over Cape Cod. In the second photo down, slipware potter Ron Geering of Falmouth (goatee and black turtleneck) contemplates another potter's work in the midst of the crowd. Both potters and people connected with the Cape Cod Museum of Art were amazed by the numbers. So, enough amazement. I'll put some photos on this post and then head up to pack bags. We're off on vacation for a week. More when we get back.
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