Friday, May 7, 2010
Here is a pic of me, Steve and Lise the Potters. Steve says that Sheila and I are responsible for his economic downfall by encouraging him to be a full time studio potter. He went out and bought a sleazy used car salesman hat while I bought the hat of hats - a Borsalino. There goes the profit from this workshop... Now I have to work on Steve's taste in fashion. Perhaps our next workshop should be in the fashion capital of Italy- Milano.
We went to the lovely village of Volterre where there is an Etruscan Museum. My pics don't do the place justice. It was full of great pots that provide reference for much of the work that we do. It really was a 'Handle Museum" with soooooo many great examples of handles. I have always enjoyed European pots more than Asian pots because of the handle. The handle for me is what can make an ordinary pot- extraordinary.