The two lidded containers on the lower left hand side of the top photograph are by Peter Stichbury. Sadly Peter died last week aged 91. He was a wonderful potter, teacher, instrument maker (violins and cello) and woodworker as well as a very dear friend to Estelle and me. The three slab bottles were made by me and have been collected by my son from auctions and Trade Me for his own collection.
These are again from Canada. Some potters choose to live miles away from any city in lovely natural surroundings. This apple dish on a shelf in front of a window overlooking a large group of aspens was only one of many interesting pots in these wonderful surroundings. The season was Canadian Thanksgiving and these pumpkin buns had just come out of the oven. Can't think of a better image to finish this "shelfies" series.
The lower photograph is of my Canadian potter friend's display room. They are very prolific potters as you can see. The top photograph is a very small sample of their collection of guinomi - they have hundreds!
Last week my neighbour took me for a flight in her vintage Gypsy Moth. Her husband was flying the Tiger Moth and we went out towards Te Awanga over these vineyards and orchards. The day was perfect for flying - very warm and no bumps.
The Heron Migrates is the story of how a Japanese anagama kiln came to New Zealand. From Estelle and Bruce Martin's diaries from their trips to Japan and the building and firing of the Kamaka anagama. Soft cover with 400 photographs and drawings. 160 pages.
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