The title of this post refers to Tierra del Fuego, on the Strait of Magellan, in far southern Argentina. Our son Marcus, his wife Anastasia Pantelias and their friend Andy Toyota traveled from their homes in Seattle this past summer to the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia, to find snow. What will these people not do to ski? The photo with this post is snow and the three young skiers and some of their friends last June on Mt. Rainier. I put it up here because I hate to run a post without a photo. But there's better photography in the video on Marcus and Anastasia's blog, Pantengliopolis Blog of Phat, which you can see by clicking their link on my blog list to the right. I'm posting this because maybe there are skiers out there waiting for the snow to fall in a couple of months, people who might like to see what summer skiing looks like. Or maybe there's someone, like Dan Finnegan, who have never actually met Marcus and wonder if he really exists. Marcus and Andy are about to start a video documentary course in Seattle, but this shows they've got a pretty good start already. Back to pottery tomorrow.
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