Sunday, November 9, 2014

Eye Candy

Having a great time in Ottawa at 260 Fingers. This is a classy show with the opening serving FREE wine and snacks to all. I expected Tara Lynne Franco to show up as she has a nose for free wine. I am staying along with 3 other potters Reid Flock, Rita Redner and Bill Reddick at the beautiful home of potter/core member Sheila Williams. Sheila has wonderful art in her house and a collection of chairs that I of course love to bits. Here is a Jim Thompson plate that is just killer. I loved his work. Such an early death for an amazing craftsman.
Last night we had a wonderful dinner at the home of Victoria Henry Director of the Art Bank of Canada. Hey talk about an art collection. The Art Bank collects work of Canada's major artists and sculptors. You can tell we are an aging group as the party was over at shortly after 9. In my other life I would have headed out to a blues bar, closed the joint and went back to Frank Tucker's room for Marguerita's and we'd watch the sun rise. Now memory offers more than hope.




Anne Doyle got her basket. She chose pink over blue. Pink is the new blue. So good to meet Anne and David in real life.

3 comments:

Dennis Allen said...

That blue basket looks darn nice.

gz said...

Looking forward to meeting you in real life too..roll on Aberystwyth IPF 2015!!

Anne D said...

Dennis, the blue basket was gorgeous!! but Tony's in a pink phase so we went with pink! It's gorgeous too!! It was lovely to spend time there surrounded by beautiful clay art and nice folks, and hugs were much welcome especially after this trying week... Nice you had a good time afterwards connecting with like-minded folk, it's important to relax and enjoy after standing all day...