Gail Laughlin, a Pennsylvania potter and reader of a number of pottery blogs, turned up here yesterday with her son Scott. Gail has been here before, visiting Scott's home down-Cape from us, and she often buys pots. This time she was drawn by the Nuka teabowls that came out of the kiln last week. However, after looking at pots in the upstairs gallery, she took away two crackled Shino teabowls and two of the shallow Shino bowls with copper red pours on them that were also in last week's firing. Sometimes you have to have pots in your hands to decide what fits your needs and desires.
Gail also got to see the three Tracey Broome houses that we have here. Being a blog-reader, she knew about Tracey's wonderful work and wanted to get a sense of the houses' size first-hand. I think she was quite taken with them.
Meanwhile, the last few pots of the next firing have come off the wheel and are drying now. I needed about 20 mugs for the bottom shelf and I used up a bit of brown clay on a few teabowls, with feet cut into them that I have never done before. We'll see how this works out. Firing should happen late this week or early next.
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