Potters are like farmers they're always crying poor. Truth is most like farmers live below the poverty line but they do have some time on their hands and with that they usually have really nice digs.
Here are few nice ones I visited while on the Island
Gordon Hutcheons tucked away in the forests of Denman Island
Les Crimp with a 14 dollar view of Nanoose Bay
Cathi Jefferson with a gorgeous house on the Cowichin River.
Robin Hopper/Judi Dyelle with a to die for property in Metchosin.
Robin being the king of pottery theatre rented John Lennon's Rolls to tour me around town in.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
So next Tuesday I finish my year with the students at Sheridan College- School of Craft and Design and on the Wednesday I hop on a flight to Victoria, B.C. Going to give a workshop up island to the Ladysmith Potters Guild on Thursday and Friday and presenting at the BC Potter's Masters Conference on the Sat. I'm staying with an old time cyber friend Les Crimp who in his 70's is firing his bourry box wood kiln. A man with good genes. Sunday Les and I are going to Gordon Hutcheon's anagama firing on Denman Island. Gordon is a guy that does all of ceramics really, really well- raku, cyrstalline, high fire, wood fire and salt glazing. I hate guys like Gordon. Monday, I'm off for lunch at Cathi Jeffferson's. Cathi is one of our premier salt/soda firers. After lunch I head down island for two days with my buddy Robin "Grass" Hopper. Grass is cooking up some chowder for me and taking me on a private tour of the pots of the Victoria Museum. We're going to "Smokin Bones Cookhouse" for some real southern BBQ and Grass tells me they have 18 brands of bourbon. My oh my, oh my life is good y'all!
Check out these potters
Robin Hopper/Judi Dyelle http://www.chosinpottery.ca/pages/thepottery.html