Ready set- action!
How could it be possible that all those months ago I thought I should ask other clay makers, who blog, to join me in this show.
Why not I asked myself and since we are Whynot Pottery- well heck- Why Not!
I started slow with the thought just rolling around in my head.
Then when I released it it felt like a run away snow ball gathering strength as it roll away with me running behind.
I don't regret it.
It has been an amazing journey as I have worked with and meet some truly wonderful, smart, thoughtful and creative potters/clay makers.
Because I did not chose everyone in the show I really did not know how this would work out.
I had potters I invited invite a blogger they read and enjoy.
What I found over the months was an extremely cooperative group of potters to work with.
(And people say we are or can be hard to work with and forget deadlines and don't follow through.)
There was a tremendous amounts of effort put in by all to pull this off.
In the past few weeks pottery has been shipped in or delivered from Seagrove, Burnsville, Bakersville, Black Mountain, Asheville and Chapel Hill North Carolina.
York, South Carolina
Rumson, New Jersey
Trumansburg and Ithaca New York
East Falmouth, Massachusetts
Johns Creek, Georgia
Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Mountain West Utah
Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
Devon, United Kingdom
Ilminster, United Kingdom
The pottery has all been unpacked and the show set.
The food, beer and wine readied
All I hope for now are people to come through and view the show.
I want to see them handle some pots and hopefully take some home to live with.
It is really why we do this.
We all make work to be used and enjoyed.
So, if you are around, dropping through, in the neighborhood and are that person- stop in and see the show.
You will not be disappointed.
See you there!
Mark Heywood-Teapot in the online gallery