17 May 2009


This, as always, has been an action-packed few days with the highlight being a brief visit from my brother Mike's two kids. Michael Murray Finnegan on the left and Madison Finnegan to the right. It's been too many years since we last met and I was really happy that they made the time to visit. Michael is working for the AHL hockey team in Rochester, NY and Madda is in college for business in Buffalo (our hometown). They are both a lot of fun.

I'm still in charge at the farm and I thought I'd share the scene from the porch where I've been enjoying my toast and tea in the morning.

The weekend started Friday, setting up at the Reston Art Festival with Susan Wyatt. We were showing a bunch of our collaborative work as well as Susan's own work.
First thing Saturday morning we had our annual artists' Yard Sale at Libertytown. About 14 artists set up and we did steady business all morning. Nothing like a sale. I sold seconds for the first time in 25 years! I had very few when I fired with gas, but the wood kiln is not quite as predictable....which is why I like it...and why it can be maddening.

Sunday it was back to Reston for the show and taking it all down. I've never done too many, but I am always reminded of how much work they are. It was great to see some old friends...Tom Clarkson and Terry Gess and Jeff Kleckner...plus I got to meet Richard Aerni...all excellent potters and really good guys. Below is part of our display.

Just before the show was over this little guy came cruising by!He constantly worked his back legs even though they were held up off the ground by this contraption. Indomitable!


Hollis Engley said...

I love the way Susan's work complements your pots. And it's nice to have a bit of family around, isn't it?

Incognito said...

I'm so sorry I missed the Libertytown Yard Sale; I walked away with so many wonderful things last year. It's been a tough week in my house. Hope to catch it next year (or maybe you'll have another one sooner???).