Last week was the North Carolina Potters Conference. If money was plentiful, I would have definitely attended this year. Tony Clennell, Sunshine Cobb, and Steven Godfrey, were presenters. Even though I didn't get to attend, Jeff and I had the pleasure of hosting Tony after the conference. We lured him to 505 E Main with the promise of Jeff's famous barbecue. He took the bait and stayed with us for two days.
Monday night we invited a few potter neighbors over and we all feasted on a smoked shoulder, slaw, roasted veggies, and plenty of beer and wine to wash it all down. Lots of stories were shared.
I mentioned last week that I have been feeling "scattered" and sort of in a slump. A change of a pace, and a few days of inspiring conversation, has kicked my ass to get back to work. I have spent a couple of days making pots that were not piggy banks or sponge holders.
This evening I photographed these pots of Tony's that are now part of our collection. Pots in person are the best, but I really enjoyed photographing them, and seeing them in a different light.