I live and make pots in the small town of Alymer in southwestern Ontario. It would not be considered the cultural capital of our nation. It doesn’t have a chi chi coffee shop, a book store or a decent wine bistro. Most people drive pick ups and the men and many women wear ball caps and camoflauge pants and shirts. People say hello to you on the streets- even the teenagers .
Just this past week I arrived home
I love this town! These people are the salt of the earth. They are hard working and decent people. I tried the city life for 2 years and it just wasn’t me. Lots of things about city life I loved- the chi- chi coffee shops, the book stores and the great dining. I’d rather live here in My Town and remain the talk of the town with my yellow glasses, my pink t-shirts, a young man staying at my house all summer (Andrew), 5 or 6 women coming over and staying here for a firing (my mentorship group) and all this crazy activity that seems to be going on in the basement. Is it pot???? Yep, it is!