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.