We'll keep up our every other week firing and kiln-opening schedule Saturday, Aug. 1, with more new pots, which I am currently glazing and loading into the kiln. I'll fire tomorrow, Friday, starting at about 8:30 a.m., and hope for an uncomplicated temperature rise to cone 10. This firing has mugs, teabowls, plates, flower vases and bowls. Many of the teabowls will be side-fired, perched on wadding-filled scallop shells. (See last post.) This is a good opportunity to see not only new pots but also the stunning array of daylilies and other flowers that are blooming in Dee's gardens. In spite of a relatively cool and certainly rainy summer, so far, the flowers are at their height and very lovely. They put my simple pots to shame, in fact. We'll be open for business at 10 a.m., with coffee and something to eat, then we'll open the kiln at 11 and remain open until 3 p.m. Come on down. --- Driving Directions: From Route 151, enter Boxberry Hill Road at the blinking traffic light at the intersection of 151, Boxberry Hill and Sam Turner, we're on the right, at the corner of Brady Drive, with a "Pottery" sign out front. Park in the driveway on Brady Drive. Coming from Falmouth via Sandwich Road, take a left on Hatchville Road at the Falmouth Jewish Congregation, pass Coonamessett Farm and bear right at the next fork. Hatchville Road dead ends at Boxberry Hill Road. Turn left at the stop sign and we're the second house on the left.
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