This may have been the most fun Open House yet, y’all! Guest artist, blacksmith Leslie Tharp (find her here, or here on Facebook) might have been temporarily overshadowed by a surprise anniversary party for That Poor Man’s parents (we got them down to visit by tempting them with their youngest grandchildren, and a blacksmith at the open house, and we surprised them by smuggling in all of their children as a surprise for their 50th wedding anniversary)… but Leslie recovered quickly and was definitely the star of the day! If a picture is worth a thousand words, rather than write 40,000 words I’ll just show you 40 pictures instead….
Overall, it was a really amazing day. That Poor Man’s sister and father (both also blacksmiths) really hit it off with Leslie, and stories were flying around. I’d love to just sit at a table with the three of them and listen.
The next Crafts & Drafts, which is somewhat invite-only (in that we don’t do heavy advertising, so as not to annoy our neighbors with a huge crowd… after all, we do live here!) will most likely be the third Saturday of April. Tentatively the outside discussion will be on wood-burning kilns and the different stages of ceramic pieces. Stay tuned, and drop me a line if you want a firm invite!