mark hewitt’s winter kiln opening was this morning. traveled with jane, chloe, and christy in two cars down to pittsboro, which made for very spacious in-car dozing when we arrived just after 6am–the fifth and sixth cars in line. and it was cold. layers included long underwear, thick socks, long sleeve shirt, heavy sweatshirt, leather jacket, and gloves.
three openings in a row so far, we’re getting to be pros. christy even brought a campfire stove and made hot chocolate. i suggested bacon and eggs. actually sausage and eggs. maple and brown sugar breakfast sausage. mmm. maybe next time.
i tend to be interested in shapes first, glazes and finishes second. i couldn’t get enough of the canisters at the last two openings, discovered a beautiful little teapot in august, this time i was looking for a pitcher. and found one:
turns out there’s a decent number of mark hewitt’s pots up on ebay if you don’t envision yourself in pittsboro any time soon, but would like some traditional north carolina salt glazed pottery.