Today I stopped by Vince Montague studio to pay a visit. A wonderful afternoon of talking about pots, books, and life in general.
Our friend, Gerow Reese, prepares a bowl of matcha for us in his wonderful tea room. Always a pleasure to visit.
Been spending some down time at the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco. Always an inspiring way to spend a few hours.
Marion and I had a wonderful time at our friend's, David's, apartment where we spent hours devouring "snacks" that he prepared, talking tea and looking at his wonderful collection of Kyushus and Hobins.
If you're going through Mendocino's Anderson Vallery, make sure you stop in at Scharffenberger Cellers for some great wine and art.
I made these tiles for my home studio/gallery years ago and I'm only now getting them into the kiln. Ugh! It's so dismaying, if you think about it, how much time goes into all the other stuff you need to do to make your work visible and available to the public. But that's what we do. I'm not complaining (too much); everyone's in the same boat. Northcoast Artists Gallery is unusual in that, at least here, we share all the jobs which are necessary for a business to succeed. — Cliff