I've just finished glazing and packing the kiln for a Friday firing. We'll be opening the door about 11 a.m. Saturday morning, when the new pots cool down a bit. We'll see if we can lure a few more people out here on July 18 than we got on July 4. We'll be serving good coffee and something delectable from the Pocasset kitchen of the multi-talented artist (that's her garden sculpture in the upper left corner of the top back shelf of the kiln) and chef Donna Sutherland. Donna is part of the regular unloading crew here in Hatchville and a fine cook. This firing has a lot of bowls in it. Squared bowls, like the ones pictured, which are from the firing two weeks ago. I started making these squared things, cutting the rims and leaving the throwing rings intact, and I made a bunch of them. That's what happens when I get into an idea. The throwing rings work well with the ash glazes I use, the glaze pooling on the upper part of each ring. And the temmoku and copper red break on the rings and on the edges of the crackle slip. If you're in or near Falmouth, stop by on your way to the beach. --- 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 email@example.com