Thursday, August 23, 2012
Polar bears, Inuksuk’s, wolfs howling
Just home from a successful workshop in Yellowknife, NWT. Hard to convince people that there is more to ceramics than wolves howling at the moon, inuksuk’s, and sprayed on northern lights. Having been in Yellowknife for a few days I’m blown away by the rocks, the lichens and mosses, the houseboats and the textures and patterns all around. The galleries and shops are full of pottery with inuksuk’s, wolves howling at the moon and nothing I would dare bring home to my bride as a souvenir. My hostess Ann an architect gets it. She does wonderful
line drawings of the harbor, the house boats and the wonderful similarity of Yellowknife to a Maritime village. Of course, she can’t make enough work to satisfy demand. Gee , is that a no brainer.