|Roger gets set up to turn his bowls as museum host Barbara admires his work.|
Roger comes out from Minnesota in May and this year we were invited to demonstrate at Eric Sloanes Museum in Kent CT. Roger built a Norwegian style pole lathe last year here in CT, and got to show it off at this wonderful museum. I brought my tent and my wooden pottery wheel. I made some miniature pots, always in demand at my upcoming fairs and events, the 30 I made today I will add to the thousands for my customers to purchase and cherish this year. (Still only $3 each, check my web site demonstration page for upcoming events).
|My grandchildren love to help display and rearrange my wares! Isobel and Meta 6 and 4, already make little pots on my potters wheel... continuing the love of making simple things with your own hands with slow, meditative methods!|
My grandchildren came along with their mom. The Museum and the adjoining Antique machinery and the wonderful weather we had made it a memorable day for all of us. We met some new people and inspired many to learn our trades and share their experiences.
|Wood carving enthusiasts learn the ancient technique and simplicity of a foot operated pole lathe.|
If you missed this years Power Up, sign up for this blog and come visit us next May! We will be there again to enjoy a bit of old fashioned family fun in the foot of the Berkshire hills. Join us!