...after leaving mark hewitt's we drove to seagrove and visited with david stuempfle. it was dark and rainy when we arrived but david's studio was warm and dry. his studio walls are natural tongue and groove boards and the floor is red clay. the earthy colors along with the heat emanating from the wood stove made for a cozy atmosphere. jeff worked with david for other potters in seagrove many years ago. they had a lot of catching up to do.
the pitcher on the right is a real beauty
the pots above are a couple of feet tall...hard to tell from the photograph
...and how 'bout this gargantuan pot!!!
david has dug a hole in the studio floor and set his wheel inside of it in order to throw these monster pots.
we had good conversations with david about life in seagrove... supportive pottery community, affordable real estate, temperate climate.
...in a matter of hours i was falling in love with seagrove.