Friday, November 19, 2010

A pottery day

Every year Finch Pottery has an open house on the second Sunday in November. This year it was the perfect fall day. Located just outside of Bailey, North Carolina...

a beautiful location in the country on the family's tobacco farm.

Approximately 70 vendors were showing their creative wares, some familiar ones and some new ones, too. So many wonderful pieces to look at. I'm a big fan of pottery and can't resist buying a new coffee mug every year.

Dan Finch's blueberry plants and his famous blue bird houses were for sale.

Check this out! The (huge) wood fired Anagama Kiln (had to look that one up).

Below is a demonstration of raku pottery, just one of the types of pottery taught byDan Finch.

Looking inside Dan Finch's studio you can see a potter working.

My sister and brother in-law spent the day with us and we took this photo in the rock garden.

A great day!

Looking forward to next year's open house!

Oh, and this is my new coffee mug! Love it. (made by Sandra Paschall, Rougemont, NC)


Sherri said...

Donna, what a wonderful day you all had! I love pottery!

Paul Yarbrough, Author said...

Most people are like me in a sense. They may know little of the subject, apart from what they see. Though I know little of pottery, I know what I see as beauty. very nice.

Patsi said...

I sooo envy you.
Would love to take the whole store home with me.
How you managed to settle on just a cup....don't know. :)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Donna, that sounds like the perfect day! I love pottery too. Love your mug.

Mimi Sue said...

What a fun day! Some beautiful pottery too. Mimi

Retirement... said...

This is my first time here - enjoyed it very much. I love the watercolor of your house...very nice work.

And I love Otis and Riley - I've been begging my hubby for a weiner dog (only one). Sigh...we'll see...

Zuzana said...

Beautiful pictures.;) That pottery is so famous, I have two pieces of it still today and use them both; one is a coffee cup and one vase.;)) I have featured the vase on my blog a few times.;)Last time with the beuatiful roses.;)
Have a lovely weekend dear Donna,

Anonymous said...

A pottery day sounds like fun. I love looking at other peoples creations. Your pet portrait turned out so good. You really have a talent for doing those! Have a great weekend!

Angie said...

I would have LOVED to have been there with you! I love pottery too --would have had to spend some money there :D. Would have had to buy a couple more blueberry plants too. :) That is a great picture of the four of you! :)

Linda said...

Looks like a great day, Donna~ love the group photo and your great mug!