Thursday, June 8, 2017

We live in

 interesting times.
When life is filled with so much controversy and you fill as if you will explode from all the news of the day, it's time for a car trip. Yeah, I know you don't think you have the time, but when better to just get away and clear out your head.
So just do it, pack a bag, grab a map and make a plan.
No thought, just go.

Remember when folks hit the road for the unusual locations? When we travel we like to look for what is off the highway. Interstate travel is fast and made to get a person from point a to point b. The backroads of travel are made for a slower pace of life, just meandering the roads, following the new and unexpected to find the gems of the backroads.
We are one of those places that is a destination, you need to come off the highway to find us.
If you do you would not be disappointed, we have rolling hills, it's hay cutting time, cows, goats, chickens, and a lot of pottery shops. At the end of the day look for places to stay in Asheboro, Southern Pines, or even locally in a B&B.
 Food, we have several local restaurants in our area.  If you need a bit a night life, head to Asheboro for a beer at Four Saints, a glass of wine at  Lumina, dinner at Bia's Hardware. There are other places to eat that you can look up, these are just our favorites.
So, pack a bag, grab your car keys and get out, it's good for the soul. Call us, email us, let us know you are coming.

 Just a few pots from the last kiln load. I took the black vase outside and spent a few minutes trying to get a picture and noticed that the black glaze picked up the red from the building and the green from a tree. I like those elements even though I know it is just a reflection.

Happy Thursday!


Trish said...

Hi Meredith.. Beautiful works!, and great post. If I was in ANY way closer to N.C., I would take that drive!. :).. When I was a kid we would go on Sunday drives.. just touring the country side "seeing what we could see", something I STILL love to do. In those days there were very few actual 'stops of interest' in a couple hours drive of our small town in Central Alberta, happily that is not the case today, as there is lots of interest to see. I, too, encourage people to take the slow roads and enjoy what they have to offer. :).. Cheers. T.

cookingwithgas said...

Hi Trish!! Everyday more and more trees are cut to make superhighways. One day we will miss the miles of country roads. Do it now.

Tracey Broome said...

I need that drive for my soul about now! That trip to Seagrove has always been medicine for me
What a beautiful pitcher!!!

cookingwithgas said...

You need to come before you are locked into your new store! I have birdhouses when you are ready- 3 blue, more for you to look at.