Ash and Barrel
It is my great pleasure to be included in the All Star line up of the Ash and Barrel Show at Amsterdam Brewery in Toronto. There are shows and then there are shows. Some you just need to be a member, some you just need to pay the fee, some you need to get invited to and this is Ash and Barrel. It's an Invitational Show and you have to earn your stripes. Mostly this is my clay family, my peeps, the ones I adore and whose work I respect. There is a show for everyone at every level. I remember in my twenties going to the Stouffville Flea Market. The guy next to us sold styrofoam coolers with holes in them, hubcabs, screwdrivers etc, etc. He made more money than we did! Thank Gawd that is behind me. Most of the craft shows and studio tours have grown passe. Commercial cookies, bad coffee and diamonds sprinkled amongst the gravel. Ash and Bareel will be an exceptional show of exceptional clay work. You're not guaranteed a spot at this show. You falter you're gone! I have been so fortunate to have taught some of the best and hung with those that shoot better pool than I do. It keeps ya trying harder. Hope to see ya at Ash and Barrel. I'll buy ya a beer!