In another life I was a high school teacher in a small town on the Bruce Peninsula. One of my former students Heidi Zach tracked me down further south at my then studio on the Niagara Peninsula and asked me to make a dinnerware set of 12 of everything. The beauty of the commission was to make them however I wanted- all different. God, I taught some clever people. Heidi's dinnerware set was coloured slips under a carbon trap shino glaze. For a tip I got a kiss from a great looking woman.
I would take my class to visit Heidi's grandpa's house/castle on the shores of Colpoy's Bay. Almost every square inch of his house was hand carved with old medieval scenes. He was an amazingly talented