I also met a few people from NC here yesterday on the all day trip to Mt. Gaolin. It reminded me once again that I come from one of the most pottery rich states in the USA. I am sure everyone here can tell that I am dang proud of it too!!! It was really nice to be able to talk to some people from the same pottery heritage (and pride) as me. It was also very nice to be able to hear someone with the same dialect (twang as I call it) as I have. I am particularly thinking of Karen in this case. I do have to admit that my favorite person that I talked to all day was Dwight Holland. I was really able to talk to him about the pottery heritage, and people of NC yesterday. It got me so excited to talk about something I am so familiar with. He also told me many things I did not know about some of the potters and potter history that I am extremely interested in. He gave me a list of potters to look at, and talked of his sweet pottery collection back home. I truthfully cannot wait to go back and visit him in Seagrove. When our conversation started he asked me who my favorite potter in Seagrove was. I was quick with my honest answer of Daniel Johnston. I could not have said anything better because he agrees with me wholeheartedly. A large portion of our conversation revolved around Daniel and his career as an artist. I think I relate to him because of our travels, and cultural influences that go from eastern countries back to England and America. I am also one that tries to be completely traditional and natural with the pottery I make just like Johnston. He is certainly one of my pottery heroes. He has a great online exhibition here. To look at the pictures scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the link to the exhibition.
Well folks I am sorry that was brief, but I will put some pics up later in the day because I have to eat breakfast at 8. I will tell more about the last few days within the pictures.