The other night I had a message from our son.
Hey, does Dad have work in 1705 Prime?
I thought about that, we did have work in a restaurant that opened in downtown Raleigh but I thought it had closed.
Turns out it closed and reopened under a new name and format.
After dinner with his lovely wife he asked the bartender to get down and turn over the pot.
Mark Heywood, Whynot Pottery.
Yep, it was one of his Dad's pots along with two more.
He got a real kick seeing the work there and I got a real kick out of finding out they were still there.
One of them, a large egg shaped vase in our iron red with wood ash on top, was one of those pots we tried to keep.
I took it to the house right out of the kiln.
Then one day my sister Lee calls and says that she and Tony are working in a place in downtown Raleigh doing all the faux finishing, the bathrooms were gorgeous, and the decorator was tossing out some thoughts and she suggested they fill the places with pottery from Seagrove and to be sure to use some from Whynot Pottery.
( she was my sister, she was looking out for us.)
They came out and bought some really great work from a number of the potters, one of them being us.
We went when it first opened and had dinner there and enjoyed seeing the pots and my sister's handiwork.
Here is a quick shot Joel took with his phone.
You can see the iron red and another vase Mark made that sits back in the bar.
We just might have to find our way there on one of our trips to Raleigh.