Friday, May 22, 2009

A small package from Scotland


The US Mail delivered a small, carefully wrapped box to my front steps this afternoon. It contained a lovely little slipware bowl from my blogging friend Hannah McAndrew of Galloway, Scotland, one of the newest members of Britain's Craft Potters Association. Thank you, Hannah. Maybe I'll take some melitzanosalata in it tonight to our friends Mike and Tammy Race, who invited Dee and me to a fish dinner.
Hannah gave this package over to the Royal Mail on April 9, which is, I think, just a bit more than six weeks ago. Someone must have rowed it across the ocean. But it arrived in one piece. Also in the box was a bag of dried and sieved Solway Firth mud, which ought to be in some sort of ashy glaze in my next firing. Can't wait to see what that does. Maybe I'll combine it with some of the Antarctic mud I've been using. Unite the planet, and all that ...
Thanks, Hannah. You'll be hearing from us.

7 comments:

ang said...

who's a lucky chap then.....

Hollis Engley said...

No kidding ...

Hannah said...

Hi Hollis,
Glad it got there to you safely. I think there was a wee man in a rubber dinghy paddling frantically towards you. Just had a chat with a lovely couple from Long Island who drew me a map to show me how to find you guys.
Have fun wit the mud.
h

Hollis Engley said...

Yes, Hannah. Just go to New York City and take a right. And there was indeed a whiff of the sea coming off the box, so a wave or two might have come over the gunwales of the dinghy.

paul jessop said...

It's a new postal service

SNAIL MAIL ...

Dan Finnegan said...

I'll be meeting Hannah and Doug Fitch in just a few weeks. Of course I'll have to get a bigger pot than yours.....!

Hollis Engley said...

So competitive, Finnegan. And Paul, I didn't know the snails swam.