After 2 years of having my career taken to the car wash it looks like it is on it's way back. Had a wonderful time in Portugal. This was at the height of Covid and I had serious fears it wasn't going to happen. Then home to a successful Ash and Barrel Show at Amsterdam Brewery. It had seemed like decades since I spent time with my peeps.
Off to the NC Woodfire Conference where I was surrounded by peeps. I did a Power Point on the wood fire work of my buddy Ronnie the Rat and had Ronnie and Hester join the crowd via Zoom. It was an honour and my pleasure. I then moderated a Panel of brilliant NC potters Kate Waltman, Hitomi Shibata, Levi Mahan, Joseph Sand and Eric Knoche. These makers are on their A Game and smart too!
I knew this year was going to be a goodun. I'm teaching in July at The Haliburton School of Craft and Design and then I head out for the month of a lifetime working with my friends Lee Danisch and Fraser Carpenter on Fogo Island for the month of September. I loved Fogo. I loved the people. I loved the wildness. I loved the seafood. I loved the blueberries. I loved the tiny shrimp and the cod. I loved how comfortable I felt after only 2 weeks.
I'm showing ya some pics of my digs for the month on Fogo. I could live in that little orange cottage. Sooooooo sweet!
Then as winter approaches I am off to work at Brian Nettles Pottery in Mississippi. Brian is brain storming what we are going to present there. It is sure to include sailing to Dog Island, going to the Crossroads for the Blues, breakfast at Brennan's in Nawlins, and maybe a trip to the nearby drive thru Dacquiri Bar. Stay tuned it is bound to be a total wrap.