It's the time of year when we usually have more than enough fresh ripe tomatoes in the garden. It's been a generally bad year for tomatoes in the Northeast, with a blight taking lots of big fields out of production. And it was wet here on Cape Cod in the late spring and the garden generally is pretty disreputable. Still ... we have enough good tomato plants to supply the two of us with nightly salads, fresh pasta sauce and good tomato sandwiches. So we're not complaining. We traveled to Greece many summers ago and were enthralled by the ripe Greek tomatoes, served simply with feta cheese and good olive oil. Since then, our son married into a Greek family and we've been back to the old country and eaten yet more great tomatoes, feta and oil. So, this Anglo-Portuguese house's summer salad standby is the photo you see here. I'm planning our next firing for next week, probably late in the week. I've got an order for faceted temmoku salad bowls from a couple in Chatham, plus I need more Shino teabowls to replace the ones that sold so well at the Chatham show, plus I'm firing some pots for the man who dug the Antarctic oceanic mud from 4,500 meters down. So that's all part of what you see in the two photos of drying pots. More to come ...
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