Since so many potters read this blog I thought I would start with the end of our trip and our visit to Hatchville Pottery, staying with Dee and Hollis Engley. There are a lot of potters in Maine and I would like to have visited all of them, but I was not traveling with others that had the same desire to see potteries, so Hollis is the only one we visited. Well worth the side trip to Cape Cod though.
Dee and Hollis invited their good friends Mike and Tammy to join us for a dinner of grilled bluefish and scallops, all fresh from the sea, and a wonderful salad, just picked greens, potato salad, eggplant and squash. What a feast! Great food and great company outside on beautiful Cape Cod, such a nice way to end our vacation.
Wesley stayed upstairs in Hollis' new gallery with his 1952 Martin guitar and a sweet kitty that slept with her, (the barely visible black blob in my poorly exposed photo!)
The next morning we headed home, first stopping for coffee at the Daily Brew, they use cups they bought from Hollis so it was a treat to drink a latte from one of his cups and have breakfast with him and Dee.
I had emailed ahead and asked Hollis to pick out a mug for Gerry for a Father's Day gift, this is the one he got. So perfect with the stamped shells and green ash glaze. We stopped at his friend Mike's house on the way out and picked up some coffee to go with the mug, Mike roasts his own, and we had our first cups of fresh roasted coffee from New Guinea this morning.
Wesley picked out a tea bowl from the gallery, she said it reminded her of the ocean, and I picked out a rather large mug that I intend to use in my studio for iced tea. Nice new pieces to add to our growing collection of Hatchville Pottery!