Wes and I went out to Doug Dotson's studio for the annual 3 Guys and Some Pottery sale Friday night. The two cups above, Ronan's on the left, Doug's on the right, came home with me. Doug's studio is like a gift from the pottery gods. If I had my pick of any studio I wanted, this would be the one for me. Doug, Ronan Peterson and Kelly O'Briant were joined by Ronan's wife
Kara Ikenberry, who was displaying her forged ironwork, and Kelly's husband Matthew Thomason who had his prints and handmade books on display. If you are around Pittsboro today, check them out, the sale is on today from 10-5pm. We had a great time at the preview party, lots of good food and the place was packed. It's so great to see people out buying pots during a week when our banks are collapsing and NC cities are running out of gas. Thanks to all of those "pot heads" for their support of potters!
Here is Doug in his fabulous studio surroundings with some equally fabulous pottery.
Ronan and Nolan on the back porch with some of Kara's great iron work
Some of Ronan's mushroom plates
and some great cups from Doug
Here is Doug's kiln with a jar by Ronan in the foreground. Sorry, I didn't get any shots of Kelly's work, there was always someone standing in front of the display eating or chatting. Check out her site here for a look at her beautiful porcelain.