Sunday, 3 July 2011

Back to work.

This is the first weekend for ages that we have been at home. Lots of events and lots to talk about.
At the end of May we were at Clay2day at Keukenhof Castle, trying to display and sell pots. It was really cold with very strong winds, several potters stalls were blown over and several had work blown off their stalls and broken. The public stayed away which was a shame as the event was really well organised, with lots to engage and entertain, set in the beautiful grounds of the castle.
There was a Japanese theme to the event this year, with money being raised for the Tsunami appeal. One of my pots was chosen as the flower vessel for the tea ceremony and Iesaka Ruriko made this wonderful Ikebana display. 
We tried to recreate it when we got back home, like making pots, it takes more than a couple of hours to master.

Two weeks after Clay2day we were at Potfest Scotland, along with a few others that had made the trek to Holland, also set in beautiful gardens, this time Scone Palace near Perth. It rained, but it was very busy, The Scots not put off by a wee drop of rain, and we had a great show and managed to explore Perth as well.

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