Saturday, March 17, 2012

Big pots, small pots, medium pots ...

Two of North Carolina's finest and most congenial potters came to Cape Cod this weekend, throwing pots and trading stories at the big pottery studio at Barnstable High School in Hyannis. Ron Philbeck and Michael Kline came this way from a gig a few days ago at LibertyTown Arts Worshop, Dan Finnegan's art empire headquarters in Fredericksburg, Va. They did a few hours in F-burg, but we get them for the whole weekend.
It's after midnight here. We had a bit of a potluck party at Gail Turner's after the workshop and I staggered in here just a short while ago. I don't have a great deal of energy right now for writing, so this will be short. Many pots thrown today. They'll get their slipping and decorating Sunday. Also, a lot of people went home with Kline and Philbeck pots. Pretty cool.
Photos: Top, ribbing on a big one, by Michael Kline; Ron Philbeck's concentration on a small jug; both potters at work in front of the workshop folks; potters Kim Medeiros of Pocasset and Peg Andre of Wellfleet, checking out Philbeck's work; a fine selection by Kline.


Ron said...

Hollis, it was so great to get to hang out with you this weekend. I had a such a good time being here and working with Michael doing the workshop. I look forward to getting your pots back home and putting them into use. Thanks for the great post and the great memories.

cookingwithgas said...

I bet it was great!