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The letter of the Day is B!

Friday, January 21st, 2011

B is for Bernadette Curran.

B is for Joe Bennion.

B is for Clive Bowen.

B is for Blair Meerfeld. 

I got Bernadette’s sweet little cup, in Philadelphia at The Works Gallery, now it’s called Synderman-Works Gallery.  I just love that little guy it just had to come home with me.  The plate just followed me home, from the Alleghany’s Art Stream.

Years ago a friend of mine Jack McClellan started a little pottery in Laramie, Wyoming.  He had Joe Bennion and Lynn Munns co-teach a week long workshop.   I didn’t really want to pay for the class since I don’t throw.  Eventually I became the cook for the week, for the workshop participants, I got paid to be up there and cook and even had time to make stuff.  It was good deal.  Joe gave me his video The Potter’s Meal and I bought cup and saucer.  I haven’t kept in touch with Joe, but Lynn Munns and I became fast friends.  His pots are coming later. 

I met Clive Bowen at Anderson Ranch.  I think I was teaching a kids class at the ranch.  I don’t remember.  All I can remember is that I was always wandering in and out of his workshop. 

Isn’t Blair Meerfeld’s teapot just beautifully simple?  I use to have two cups, but over the years one got broken.  They are so thin.  I love the wire handles and gorgeous salt glaze too.