Here is my guest room that I call the Rat's Nest. I have a collection of Ronnie the Rats pots in this room. Ronnie happens to be my favourite contemporary potter and he is one of my good buddies to boot. I am thrilled that in a little over a month I'll be making the trek down to Georgia to help fire the Ratagama along with a collection of good people I can't wait to toss sticks with. I got a bunch of good ole boys in Georgia I am anxious to see- Steve, Doc, Carter, Ted, Jeff,Wade, Glenn and others. Ronnie and Hester are the ultimate hosts. Their home is your home and we eat, drink and laugh a lot. I have to redeem myself this year as I completely turned my killer chicken wings into charcoal last year. To say my mind was on a different planet was an understatement.
So to spend some time in the Rat museum is like a holiday for this cowboy. There is a chicken plate on the wall outside I have liked for probably 5 years now. I think it is time to come to nest.If a potter needs a place to stay and you're in my town you got a place sleeping with a rat overlooking you.